Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

The Lives of Women on the Frontier

Book - 1998
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Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on the frontier. Their hopes and fears and, most of all, their courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters, and oral histories. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of seldom-seen photographs, Pioneer Women reveals the faces as well as the voices of women who lived on the frontier.

The authors portray a wide variety of women, from those who found liberty and confidence in undertaking "men's work" to those who felt burdened by the wind, the weather, and the struggle of frontier life.

Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 1998.
Edition: Oklahoma paperbacks edition.
ISBN: 9780806130545
Branch Call Number: 978.02 P329a
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, Ursula


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Sep 20, 2011

Fascinating study of pioneer women. The women are shown to be just as tough, if not tougher, than their male counterparts. Amazing how incredibly hard life was back then. Many thanks to the women that kept diaries so that we would have an accurate portrait of this part of history.


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