Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier
University of Oklahoma Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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 the frontier. Their hopes and fears and, most of all, their courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters, and oral histories. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of seldom-seen photographs, Pioneer Women reveals the faces as well as the voices of women who lived on the frontier.
The authors portray a wide variety of women, from those who found liberty and confidence in undertaking "men's work" to those who felt burdened by the wind, the weather, and the struggle of frontier life.
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Review: Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the FrontierUser Review - Carol - Goodreads
Lots of little biographies, cool pictures, interesting anecdotes. This book helped me to remember that when I complain about having to put my washing machine on a second spin cycle, I am a moron. Read full review
Review: Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the FrontierUser Review - Rachel - Goodreads
This book is awesome! Giving all sorts of information about how women lived during the rough wild west days. Read full review
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