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Life in Prairie Land (Prairie State Books)

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A descriptive travel account, autobiography, and extended essay, Life in Prairie Land--now back in print--is a classic account of everyday life in early Illinois. Eliza Farnham, a New Yorker who would become one of the leading feminists of her time, describes the nearly five years she spent living in the frontier environment of Tazewell County, along the Illinois River. Life in Prairie Land is a complex portrait of the midwestern wilderness during the 1830s--beautiful and ugly, beneficent and threatening. Farnham's vivid re-creation of her experiences on the Illinois frontier offers a realistic depiction of pioneer life and a romantic view of an Edenic landscape. Life in Prairie Land portrays Farnham's encounters with early settlers and Native Americans, reflects her eye-opening experiences with birth and death, describes the unspoiled landscape that surrounded her, and depicts the developing towns that she passed through. Farnham's years on the Illinois frontier showed her the possibilities of a less restrictive society and planted the seeds that would later grow into firmly held and eloquently expressed views on women's equality.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780252060397
Introduction:
Hallwas, John
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Introduction by:
Hallwas, John
Introduction:
Hallwas, John
Author:
Farnham, Eliza Woodson Nburhan
Author:
Farnham, Eliza
Location:
Urbana :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Women pioneers
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Women pioneers -- Illinois -- Biography.
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Illinois History 1778-1865.
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Prairie State books
Series Volume:
no. 4
Publication Date:
19881031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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