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This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This edition includes a new preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography.

Praise for the earlier edition:

“Faragher has made excellent use of the Overland Trail materials, using them to illuminate the society the emigrants left as well as the one they constructed en route. His study should be important to a wide range of readers, especially those interested in family history, migration and western history, and women’s history.” --Kathryn Kish Sklar

“An enlightening study.”--American West

“A helpful study which not only illuminates the daily life of rural Americans but which also begins to compensate for the male orientation of so much of western history.”

--Journal of Social History

Winner of the 1980 Frederick Jackson Turner Award offered by the Organization of American Historians

John Mack Faragher, Arthur Unobskey Professor of History at Yale University, is also the author of Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie and coauthor with Robert V. Hine of The American West: A New Interpretive History, both published by Yale University Press.

Synopsis:

A lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals in a new and absorbing fashion the dynamics of pioneer family relationships.

Synopsis:

This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This edition includes a new preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography.

Praise for the earlier edition:

“Faragher has made excellent use of the Overland Trail materials, using them to illuminate the society the emigrants left as well as the one they constructed en route. His study should be important to a wide range of readers, especially those interested in family history, migration and western history, and womens history.”—Kathryn Kish Sklar

“An enlightening study.”—American West

“A helpful study which not only illuminates the daily life of rural Americans but which also begins to compensate for the male orientation of so much of western history.”—Journal of Social History

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300089240
Author:
Faragher, John Mack
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Location:
New Haven Conn.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Overland journeys to the pacific
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Number:
2nd ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Yale Nota bene
Series Volume:
no. 105-330
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
322
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 0.55 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals in a new and absorbing fashion the dynamics of pioneer family relationships.
"Synopsis" by ,
This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This edition includes a new preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography.

Praise for the earlier edition:

“Faragher has made excellent use of the Overland Trail materials, using them to illuminate the society the emigrants left as well as the one they constructed en route. His study should be important to a wide range of readers, especially those interested in family history, migration and western history, and womens history.”—Kathryn Kish Sklar

“An enlightening study.”—American West

“A helpful study which not only illuminates the daily life of rural Americans but which also begins to compensate for the male orientation of so much of western history.”—Journal of Social History

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