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Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

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ISBN-10: 0805211764

ISBN-13: 9780805211764

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lillian Schlissel

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More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but the Westering experiences of American women are equally central to an accurate picture of what life was like on the frontier. Through the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of women who participated in this migration, Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey gives us primary source material on the lives of these women, who kept campfires burning with buffalo chips and dried weeds, gave birth to and cared for children along primitive and dangerous…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/6/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Families in transit I, 1841-1850
Families in transit II, 1851-1855
The later journeys, 1856-1867
The diaries
A woman's trip across the plains in 1849
Notes by the wayside en route to Oregon, 1852
Diary, 1853
Touring from Mitchell, Iowa, to California, 1862
A sketch of her life
Diary, 1867