Covered Wagon Women: Diaries & Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849

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Kenneth L. Holmes
U of Nebraska Press, 1995 - History - 280 pages
39 Reviews
Offers the writings and recollections of thirteen Anglo women who traveled to the American West in the 1840s, taken from their letters and diaries, and reflecting the political, social, and economic forces of the era.
  

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Review: Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 (Covered Wagon Women #1)

User Review  - Derinda Babcock - Goodreads

All of the books in this series were very helpful for my research. The letters allowed me to read first-hand accounts of life on the trail from different women's perspectives. If I were to rate it ... Read full review

Review: Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849 (Covered Wagon Women #1)

User Review  - Holly Weiss - Goodreads

Tough read about early pioneer experiences. So much longing for news of family back east and deprivation. Read full review

Contents

EDITORS INTRODUCTION
31
A LETTER FROM THE LUCKIAMUTE VALLEY
39
A BRIMFIELD HEROINE BY TABITHA BROWN
47
THE DONNER PARTY LETTERS
65
Two LETTERS OF PHOEBE STANTON
83
RACHEL FISHER
97
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Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources. Anne M. Butler, a professor of history at Utah State University–Logan, is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West.

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