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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.

Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

  • Author: Joanna Stratton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0671447483
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 319
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A collection of firsthand accounts by pioneer women portrays the hardiness, perseverance, devotion, and ingenuity they displayed in the face of a lonely, dangerous, and exciting life

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

  • Author: Lillian Schlissel
  • Publisher: Schocken
  • ISBN: 0307803171
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women.

Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement

Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement

Life on the Home Frontier

  • Author: Linda S. Peavy
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806126197
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 381
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Looks at the lives of the homebound wives of Western pioneers

Days on the Road

Days on the Road

Crossing the Plains in 1865

  • Author: Sarah Raymond Herndon
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Frontier and pioneer life
  • Page: 270
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Montana Women Homesteaders

Montana Women Homesteaders

A Field of One's Own

  • Author: Sarah Carter
  • Publisher: Farcountry Press
  • ISBN: 1560374497
  • Category: History
  • Page: 295
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By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

No Life for a Lady

No Life for a Lady

  • Author: Agnes Morley Cleaveland
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 9780803258686
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 356
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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 occasion, and young ladies thought nothing of punching cows and hunting grizzlies in between school terms.

Pioneer Doctor

Pioneer Doctor

The Story of a Woman's Work

  • Author: Mari Grana
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780762751945
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 360
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When Mollie stepped off the train in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1890, she knew she had to start a new life. She'd left her husband and his medical practice behind in Iowa, and with only a few hundred dollars in her pocket and a great deal of pride, she set out to find a new position as a physician. She was offered a job as a doctor to the miners in Bannack, Montana, and thus began her epic adventures as a pioneer doctor, a suffragette, and a crusader for public health reform in the Rocky Mountain West. Pioneer Doctor: The Story of a Woman's Work is the true story of Dr. Mary (Mollie) Babcock Atwater, a medicine woman who found freedom and opportunity in the wide-open spaces of America's frontier west. This remarkable tale has been creatively retold here by her granddaughter, award-winning author Mari Grana. Blending information from historical records as well as interviews with family and friends, the author has reconstructed Mollie's steps into a dramatic narrative that brings to life the doctor's struggles, her accomplishments, and the times in which she lived. Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, this is not just the biography of a fascinating woman. It is also the story of an era when daring women ventured forth and changed history for the rest of us.

One Woman's West

One Woman's West

Recollections of the Oregon Trail and Settling the Northwest Country

  • Author: Martha Gay Masterson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780960942022
  • Category: History
  • Page: 222
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Pioneers -- Northwest, women pioneers.

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

Frontier Teachers

Frontier Teachers

Stories of Heroic Women of the Old West

  • Author: Chris Enss
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780762751884
  • Category: History
  • Page: 160
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If countless books and movies are to be believed, America's Wild West was, at heart, a world of cowboys and Indians, sheriffs and gunslingers, scruffy settlers and mountain men—a man's world. Here, Chris Enss, in the latest of her popular books to take on this stereotype, tells the stories of twelve courageous women who faced down schoolrooms full of children on the open prairies and in the mining towns of the Old West. Between 1847 and 1858, more than 600 women teachers traveled across the untamed frontier to provide youngsters with an education, and the numbers grew rapidly in the decades to come, as women took advantage of one of the few career opportunities for respectable work for ladies of the era. Enduring hardship, the dozen women whose stories are movingly told in the pages of Frontier Teachers demonstrated the utmost dedication and sacrifice necessary to bring formal education to the Wild West. As immortalized in works of art and literature, for many students their women teachers were heroic figures who introduced them to a world of possibilities—and changed America forever.

Women of the Frontier

Women of the Frontier

16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers

  • Author: Brandon Marie Miller
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • ISBN: 161374000X
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 256
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In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.

Trials of the Earth

Trials of the Earth

The True Story of a Pioneer Woman

  • Author: Mary Mann Hamilton
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316341363
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 336
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The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American South Near the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta. The result is this astonishing first-person account of a pioneer woman who braved grueling work, profound tragedy, and a pitiless wilderness (she and her family faced floods, tornadoes, fires, bears, panthers, and snakes) to protect her home in the early American South. An early draft of Trials of the Earth was submitted to a writers' competition sponsored by Little, Brown in 1933. It didn't win, and we almost lost the chance to bring this raw, vivid narrative to readers. Eighty-three years later, in partnership with Mary Mann Hamilton's descendants, we're proud to share this irreplaceable piece of American history. Written in spare, rich prose, Trials of the Earth is a precious record of one woman's extraordinary endurance and courage that will resonate with readers of history and fiction alike.

Staking her claim

Staking her claim

women homesteading the West

  • Author: Marcia Meredith Hensley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 303
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Instead of talking about women's rights, these frontier women grabbed the opportunity to become landowners by homesteading in the still wild west of the early 1900s. Here they tell their stories in their own words-through letters and articles of the time-of adventure, independence, foolhardiness, failure, and freedom. Book jacket.

Frontier Grit

Frontier Grit

The Unlikely True Stories of Daring Pioneer Women

  • Author: Marianne Monson
  • Publisher: Shadow Mountain
  • ISBN: 9781629722276
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 208
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Discover the stories of twelve women who heard the call to settle the west and who came from all points of the globe to begin their journey. As a slave, Clara watched helpless as her husband and children were sold, only to be reunited with her youngest daughter, as a free woman, six decades later. As a young girl, Charlotte hid her gender to escape a life of poverty and became the greatest stagecoach driver that ever lived. As a Native American, Gertrude fought to give her people a voice and to educate leaders about the ways and importance of America s native people. These are gripping miniature dramas of good-hearted women, selfless providers, courageous immigrants and migrants, and women with skills too innumerable to list. Many were crusaders for social justice and women s rights. All endured hardships, overcame obstacles, broke barriers, and changed the world. The author ties the stories of these pioneer women to the experiences of women today with the hope that they will be inspired to live boldly and bravely and to fill their own lives with vision, faith, and fortitude. To live with grit. "

The Women's West

The Women's West

  • Author: Susan Armitage,Elizabeth Jameson
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806120676
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 323
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Uses selections from diaries, public records, letters, interviews, and fiction to describe the experiences of women in the West, including Indians, servants, waitresses, prostitutes, and farmers

As Long as Life

As Long as Life

The Memoirs of a Frontier Woman Doctor

  • Author: Mary Canaga Rowland
  • Publisher: Fawcett
  • ISBN: 9780449225110
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 212
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The memoirs of one of the first female doctors in the U.S. and one of the few who practiced on the frontier recalls the difficulties of practicing medicine in a male-dominated field

Hearts West

Hearts West

True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier

  • Author: Chris Enss
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0762751649
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of their youth and sometimes their lives. Desperate to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, men sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship. One way for men living on the frontier to meet women was through subscriptions to heart-and-hand clubs. The men received newspapers with information, and sometimes photographs, about women, with whom they corresponded. Eventually, a man might convince a woman to join him in the West, and in matrimony. Social status, political connections, money, companionship, or security were often considered more than love in these arrangements.

Kansas Myths and Legends

Kansas Myths and Legends

The True Stories behind History's Mysteries

  • Author: Diana Lambdin Meyer
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1493028413
  • Category: History
  • Page: 200
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Kansas Myths and Legends explores unusual events, unsolved crimes, and legends in Kansas’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Texas history. The more than a dozen stories answer questions such as: Is it possible that a family of four living on the Kansas prairie got away with serial murder for more than three years and escaped to another part of the country to continue their killing spree? Are there still remnants of a late widow’s fortune buried throughout her property? Is the well-marked grave of Buffalo Bill Cody indeed his final resting place, or did some loyal friends surreptitiously remove him from Colorado and fulfill his last wish to be buried near his namesake town? From rumors of the Dalton gang’s buried treasures to the disappearance of an entire town, Kansas Myths and Legends makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on some of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.

Women of the West

Women of the West

  • Author: Cathy Luchetti,Carol Olwell
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780393321555
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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More than 140 period photographs and excerpts from letters, diaries, books, and journals provide insight into daily life in the American West for women in the nineteenth century. Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. Reprint.