Plains woman: the diary of Martha Farnsworth, 1882-1922

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"Among the numerous diaries published recently as scholars probe women's history, Farnsworth's is a real find." -- Sally Mitchell "The publication now of books like Martha Farnsworth's has contributed to radical revisions of women's history and reassessment of women's skills as writers." -- Elizabeth Hampsten ..". superb edition of the diary of Kansas pioneer Martha Farnsworth... a fact-filled, revealing account of an extraordinary-but-ordinary woman... " -- American Quarterly ..". the inside story of a women's life in the middle of America... " -- Bloomsbury Review A Kansas teacher, housewife, photographer, and suffragist, Martha Farnsworth compulsively recorded her life in middle America during a period of tremendous social and cultural change.

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Among the numerous diaries published recently as scholars probe women's history, Farnsworth's is a real find. It covers a whole life: first, in years (from age 15) and second, because Farns worth ... Read full review

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