Women of the West

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W. W. Norton, 2001 - History - 240 pages
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Winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award.A myth-shattering look at the women who helped to settle the West, told through their own words and illustrated with 150 period photographs. Through these photos, plus diaries, memoirs, letters, and journals, Women of the West introduces 11 real frontier women whose words combine to re-create a place and time when resourcefulness and courage were demanded of everyone. This is American history, not as it was romanticized, but as it was lived.

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Women of the West tells the stories of women who travelled across America in the 1800s to new lives in the West. This is a great book. I think what I like most about it is the breadth of experience ... Read full review

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Carol Olwell is the author of Gardening from the Heart and the coauthor of A Gift to the Street.

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