Covered Wagon Women, Volume 1 Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849

ISBN-10: 0803272774
ISBN-13: 9780803272774
Edition: 1995
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication date: 9/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.

Anne M. Butler is Trustee Professor Emerita at Utah State University and past editor of the Western Historical Quarterly.

Introduction to the Bison Books Edition
Introduction to Volume XI
The Diaries, Letters, and Commentaries
Introduction
Iowa to Kansas, 1879
Kansas Caravan, 1881
Introduction
Introduction
From Missouri to the Harney Valley, 1885
Kansas to Oregon by Road and Rail
Introduction
An Oregon Journey, 1903
Introduction
Bibliography to the Series and Index
Bibliography for the Series
Index

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