Pioneer Women

Author: Joanna Stratton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476753591
Size: 20.86 MB
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From a rediscovered collection of autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of Kansas pioneer women in the early twentieth century, Joanna Stratton has created a collection hailed by Newsweek as “uncommonly interesting” and “a remarkable distillation of primary sources.” Never before has there been such a detailed record of women’s courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men—and at last that partnership has been recognized. “These voices are haunting” (The New York Times Book Review), and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

A Devotion To Their Science

Author: Marelene F. Rayner-Canham
Publisher: Chemical Heritage Foundation
ISBN: 0941901157
Size: 12.82 MB
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Contains 17 full biographies and 6 briefer accounts of most of the early women pioneers in the study of radioactivity.

Pioneer Women

Author: Linda S. Peavy
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806130547
Size: 15.81 MB
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Describes the lives of women of various backgrounds as they traveled west, established homes, worked inside and outside the home, and helped to develop settled society

Pioneer Woman

Author: Elizabeth Thompson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773508325
Size: 12.41 MB
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In The Backwoods of Canada and The Canadian Settler's Guide, Catherine Parr Traill described a pioneer woman's role on the Ontario frontier, presenting an idealized portrait of the Canadian woman pioneer in the mid-nineteenth century. By transposing this figure into fiction, Traill managed to create what was, in effect, a new fictional character type: the pioneer woman.