Women and Men on the Overland Trail
2nd Revised edition
By (author) John Mack Faragher
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Women and Men on the Overland Trail by John Mack Faragher
Book DescriptionThis classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This edition includes a new preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography. Praise for the earlier edition: "Faragher has made excellent use of the Overland Trail materials, using them to illuminate the society the emigrants left as well as the one they constructed en route. His study should be important to a wide range of readers, especially those interested in family history, migration and western history, and women's history."--Kathryn Kish Sklar "An enlightening study."--American West "A helpful study which not only illuminates the daily life of rural Americans but which also begins to compensate for the male orientation of so much of western history."--Journal of Social History
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300089240
(197mm x 127mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 10-Apr-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John Mack Faragher
Eternity Street, Hardback (February 2016)
A riveting popular history of Los Angeles's bloody beginnings.
Great and Noble Scheme, Paperback (September 2010)
"Altogether superb; a worthy memorial to the victims of two and a half centuries past."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
Frontiers, Paperback (May 2008)
Provides a survey of the history of the American West, from the first contacts between Native Americans and Europeans to the beginning of the twenty-first century. This title introduces the diverse peoples and cultures of the American West and explores how men and women of different ethnic groups were affected when they met, mingled and clashed.
Rereading Frederick Jackson Turner, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by John Mack Faragher
In this volume, Faragher introduces and comments on ten of Frederick Jackson Turner's most significant essays, concluding with a comment on the debate over Turner's legacy and his effect on Americans' understanding of their national character.
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Author Biography - John Mack Faragher
John Mack Faragher, Arthur Unobskey Professor of History at Yale University, is also the author of Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie (0 300 04263 9 pb. ?12.50) and coauthor with Robert V. Hine of The American West: A New Interpretive History (0 300 07835 8 pb. ?12.95*), both published by Yale University Press.
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