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Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

  • Author: Joanna Stratton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476753598
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 224
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From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly interesting” and “a remarkable distillation of primary sources.” Never before has there been such a detailed record of women’s courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men—and at last that partnership has been recognized. “These voices are haunting” (The New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

Women's voices from the western frontier

Women's voices from the western frontier

  • Author: Susan G. Butruille
  • Publisher: Susan G Butruille
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 322
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WOMEN'S VOICES FROM THE WESTERN FRONTIER continues the evocative tone of the author's previous book, WOMEN'S VOICES FROM THE OREGON TRAIL. Sweeping yet intimate, Susan G. Butruille's book gives voice to the women of the many western frontiers through their journals, stories, songs & recipes. Here are strung-together moments of everydayness, punctuated by a Pueblo woman's corn grinding song, a Hispanic wedding feast & horseback rides across the prairie, hair flying free. 6X9 paper, illustrations, 350 pages, $16.95. Tamarack Books, Inc., P.O. Box 190313, Boise, ID 83719-0313. 800-962-6657, FAX: 208-387-2650.

Women and the Vote

Women and the Vote

A World History

  • Author: Jad Adams
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191016837
  • Category: History
  • Page: 528
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Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder

American Writer on the Prairie

  • Author: Sallie Ketcham
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136725733
  • Category: History
  • Page: 170
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Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota, blended memoir and fiction into a vivid depiction of nineteenth-century settler life that continues to shape many Americans’ understanding of the country’s past. Poised between fiction and fact, literature and history, Wilder’s life is a fascinating window on the American West. Placing Wilder’s life and work in historical context, and including previously unpublished material from the Wilder archives, Sallie Ketcham introduces students to domestic frontier life, the conflict between Native Americans and infringing white populations, and the West in public memory and imagination.

Within the Plantation Household

Within the Plantation Household

Black and White Women of the Old South

  • Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807864226
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 563
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Documenting the difficult class relations between women slaveholders and slave women, this study shows how class and race as well as gender shaped women's experiences and determined their identities. Drawing upon massive research in diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral histories, the author argues that the lives of antebellum southern women, enslaved and free, differed fundamentally from those of northern women and that it is not possible to understand antebellum southern women by applying models derived from New England sources.

Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

The Lives of Women on the Frontier

  • Author: Linda S. Peavy,Ursula Smith
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806130545
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 144
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Describes the lives of women of various backgrounds as they traveled west, established homes, worked inside and outside the home, and helped to develop settled society

Which Way to the Wild West?

Which Way to the Wild West?

Everything Your Schoolbooks Didn't Tell You About Westward Expansion

  • Author: Steve Sheinkin
  • Publisher: Flash Point
  • ISBN: 1429964960
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 272
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History--with the good bits put back. Discover the drama, discoveries, dirty deeds and derring-do that won the American West. With a storyteller's voice and attention to the details that make history real and interesting, Steve Sheinkin's Which Way to the Wild West? delivers America's greatest adventure. From the Louisiana Purchase (remember: if you're negotiating a treaty for your country, play it cool.) to the gold rush (there were only three ways to get to California--all of them bad) to the life of the cowboy, the Indian wars, and the everyday happenings that defined living on the frontier.

Chancellorsville

Chancellorsville

The Battle and Its Aftermath

  • Author: Gary W. Gallagher
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807835900
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional focus on generalship and tactics, the contributors address the campaign's broad context and implications and revisit specific battlefield episodes that have in the past been poorly understood. Chancellorsville was a remarkable victory for Robert E. Lee's troops, a fact that had enormous psychological importance for both sides, which had met recently at Fredericksburg and would meet again at Gettysburg in just two months. But the achievement, while stunning, came at an enormous cost: more than 13,000 Confederates became casualties, including Stonewall Jackson, who was wounded by friendly fire and died several days later. The topics covered in this volume include the influence of politics on the Union army, the importance of courage among officers, the impact of the war on children, and the state of battlefield medical care. Other essays illuminate the important but overlooked role of Confederate commander Jubal Early, reassess the professionalism of the Union cavalry, investigate the incident of friendly fire that took Stonewall Jackson's life, and analyze the military and political background of Confederate colonel Emory Best's court-martial on charges of abandoning his men. Contributors Keith S. Bohannon, Pennsylvania State University and Greenville, South Carolina Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia A. Wilson Greene, Petersburg, Virginia John J. Hennessy, Fredericksburg, Virginia Robert K. Krick, Fredericksburg, Virginia James Marten, Marquette University Carol Reardon, Pennsylvania State University James I. Robertson Jr., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Making the American Home

Making the American Home

Middle-class Women & Domestic Material Culture, 1840-1940

  • Author: Marilyn Ferris Motz,Pat Browne
  • Publisher: Popular Press
  • ISBN: 9780879724344
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 212
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The transformation of a house into a home has been in our culture a traditional task of women. The articles examine this process as they reflected the role of American middle-class women as homemakers in the years 1840–1940.

Historic Shawnee County

Historic Shawnee County

The Story of Topeka & Shawnee County

  • Author: Spencer L. Duncan
  • Publisher: HPN Books
  • ISBN: 1893619435
  • Category: History
  • Page: 152
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An illustrated history of El Paso, Texas, paired with histories of the local companies.