Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri (Google eBook)

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University of Missouri Press, 2005 - History - 168 pages
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"Focuses on the lives of immigrant women in Missouri from the colonial period to the Civil War to industrialization. Draws heavily on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of immigrant women from many social classes and ethnic backgrounds and contains photographs and narratives relating to immigrant life"--Provided by publisher.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Immigrant Settlement in Missouri
5
Women Immigrants
13
Women in Early French Villages
23
Women in Colonial St Louis
30
Journey to Missouri
36
Life in Early St Louis
45
Immigrant Women on the Frontier
54
Immigration after the Civil War
87
Immigrant Farm Families
95
Town Life
103
Immigrant Neighborhoods in St Louis
111
Women and Work in Industrializing Missouri
119
The First Decades of the Twentieth Century
126
Missouris Patchwork Quilt
133
For More Reading
139

German Women and the Church
60
Immigrant Women in Religious Orders
69
Women and the Civil War
79

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