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Westering Women and the Frontier Experience, 1800-1915 (Histories of the American Frontier)

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Professor Myres gives frontier women a voice they never had. She uses extensive source material by and about women--letters, journals, and reminiscences from over 400 collections--to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West. She offers a major reinterpretation of the experience of pioneer women, including that of Indian, Mexican, French, black, and Anglo-American women. The account recreates in detail the frontier experience of all these women, beginning with their physical and intellectual responses to the trek West, and concluding with their struggle for political suffrage and economic opportunity.

Women moved from civilization to the frontier encumbered by more than baggage. They also had to overcome literary and social stereotypes. We learn their views on wilderness, Indians, race, and religion as well as how they reacted to the daily challenges of keeping house, raising a family, and gaining a measure of equality.

"A strikingly original, highly readable, and informative history that will be used by scholars and lay readers alike."--Howard Lamar, from the Foreword

Synopsis:

Myres uses extensive source material by and about women to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.

Synopsis:

In this book frontier women gain a voice they never had. Professor Myres uses extensive new material by and about women-- letters, journals, and reminiscences from over 400 collections-- to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826306265
Other:
Myres, Sandra L.
Author:
Myres, J.
Author:
Myres, Sandra L.
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
Frontera
Subject:
Women -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Histories of the American Frontier (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 5
Publication Date:
19821031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
387
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Frontier Women
History and Social Science » Americana » Pioneer Women
History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
History and Social Science » Gender Studies » Womens Studies
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , Myres uses extensive source material by and about women to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.
"Synopsis" by , In this book frontier women gain a voice they never had. Professor Myres uses extensive new material by and about women-- letters, journals, and reminiscences from over 400 collections-- to study the impact of the frontier on women's lives and the role of women in the West.
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