Covered Wagon Women
Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850 Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850 v. 2
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Covered Wagon Women by Kenneth L. Holmes
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803272743
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States
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Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, "the excitement continues". Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm.
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Author Biography - Kenneth L. Holmes
Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources. Lillian Schlissel is the author of Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey. She is a professor of English and director of the American Studies program at Brooklyn College.
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