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Description - Women and Men on the Overland Trail by John Mack Faragher

This 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

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780300089240
ISBN-10: 0300089244
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 322
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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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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