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Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella Bird
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In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West... (read more)

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Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman
Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman
by Julie Roy Jeffrey
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Narcissa Whitman and her husband, Marcus, were pioneer missionaries to the Cayuse Indians in Oregon Territory.  Narcissa grew up in western New York State, her values and attitudes carefully shaped by her mother. Very much a child of the Second... (read more)

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No Time on My Hands
No Time on My Hands
by Grace Snyder
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When Grace Snyder, the matriarch of a pioneer Nebraska family, wrote these reminiscences in her eightieth year, she felt she had been blessed "by having no time on my hands." The story of her busy life begins on the high plains of Nebraska, where her... (read more)

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Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier (Images of America)
Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier (Images of America)
by Linda Peavy
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Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on... (read more)

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)
Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Women of the West)
by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
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Elinore Pruitt, a widow and mother who washed clothes for a living in Denver, planned to work as a housekeeper for some rancher while learning all she would need to know about homesteading a place for herself. In 1909 she went to work for Clyde... (read more)

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Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains
by Isabella Bird
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The classic collection of vicar's daughter; Isabella Bird's letters, first published in 1879, telling of her experiences travelling the world.... (read more)

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Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey
Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey
by Lillian Schlissel
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More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but the... (read more)

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Sagebrush Trilogy: Idah Meacham Strobridge and Her Works (Vintage West Series)
Sagebrush Trilogy: Idah Meacham Strobridge and Her Works (Vintage West Series)
by Idah Strobridge
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Smith (history, U. of Texas, El Paso) presents the diary of her great- grandfather, providing a glimpse of daily camp life and battle scenes from the perspective of a private during the Indian wars. This single volume contains three volumes of... (read more)

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The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies
The Magnificent Mountain Women: Adventures in the Colorado Rockies
by Janet Robertson
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Since the Pikes Peak gold rush in the mid-nineteenth century, women have gone into the mountains of Colorado to hike, climb, ski, homestead, botanize, act as guides, practice medicine, and meet a variety of other challenges, whether for sport or for... (read more)

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Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90
Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West, 1865-90
by Anne M. Butler
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""Daughters of Joy will prove to be a gold mine of information, since the author's massive research makes the book a primary source as well as a thoughtful study of soiled doves on the frontier.....Butler has portrayed the stark realities of prostitution... (read more)

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No Life for a Lady (Women of the West)
No Life for a Lady (Women of the West)
by Agnes Mo Cleaveland
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When Agnes Morley Cleaveland was born on a New Mexico cattle ranch in 1874, the term "Wild West" was a reality, not a cliché. In those days cowboys didn't know they were picturesque, horse rustlers were to be handled as seemed best on the... (read more)

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Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866
Mollie: The Journal of Mollie Dorsey Sanford in Nebraska and Colorado Territories, 1857-1866
by Mollie Dorsey Sanford
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Mollie is a vivid, high-spirited, and intensely feminine account of city people homesteading in the raw, new land west of the Missouri. More particularly, it is the story of Mollie herself—just turned eighteen when the Dorseys left... (read more)

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Best of Covered Wagon Women (08 Edition)
Best of Covered Wagon Women (08 Edition)
by Holmes
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The diaries and letters of women who braved the overland trails during the great nineteenth-century westward migration are treasured documents in the study of the American West. These eight firsthand accounts are among the best ever written. They were... (read more)

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Covered Wagon Women Volume 2
Covered Wagon Women Volume 2
by Kenneth L Holmes
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The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered... (read more)

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A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison
by James E Seaver
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Mary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who, after being captured by Indians, chose to stay and live among her captors. In the midst of the Seven Years War(1758), at about age fifteen, Jemison was taken from her western Pennsylvania home... (read more)

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We Sagebrush Folks
We Sagebrush Folks
by Annie Pik Greenwood
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This intimate record of an acute mind and sensitive spirit to the joys and sorrows, poverty, and personalities describes the author's fifteen years as a farm woman on the last American frontier.... (read more)

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Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West (Women of the West)
Soiled Doves: Prostitution in the Early West (Women of the West)
by Ann Seagraves
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Discover the fascinating yet grey world of prostitution and the women who participated in the world's oldest profession. Illustrated throughout with rare historical photos of women like Molly b' Dam, Lil' Lovell, and Mattic Silks. This strong book... (read more)

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Women of the Gold Rush: "The New Penelope" and Other Stories
Women of the Gold Rush: "The New Penelope" and Other Stories
by Frances Full Victor
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The reintroduction of a forgotten classic, essential for drawing a complete picture of the West and its true pioneers Fiction of the western frontier has long been seen as a man's realm, dominated by such names as Bret Harte, Zane Gray, and Mark Twain... (read more)

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader
Letters of a Woman Homesteader
by Stewart Elinore Prui
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Lady's Choice: Ethel Waxham's Journals & Letters, 1905-1910
Lady's Choice: Ethel Waxham's Journals & Letters, 1905-1910
by Ethel Waxham
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