Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850

by Kenneth L. Holmes
     
 

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The personal diaries of women crossing America in covered wagons told of the ingenuity, courage, bravery, loneliness, fear, boredom, excitement and danger they encountered "Margaret Frink's" diary was a great discovery describing her observations of the cholera epidemic, the social encounters with the Indians who followed the wagons, the cost of provisions along the… See more details below

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The personal diaries of women crossing America in covered wagons told of the ingenuity, courage, bravery, loneliness, fear, boredom, excitement and danger they encountered "Margaret Frink's" diary was a great discovery describing her observations of the cholera epidemic, the social encounters with the Indians who followed the wagons, the cost of provisions along the way.

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Western Historical Quarterly

"Kenneth L. Holmes made the very wise editorial decision not to update, revise, or parenthetically correct the quirky and often fascinating prose of these nineteenth-century women. . . . The writing is rich with the sounds of common speech and jargon . . . and it should be a gold mine for students of everyday life."—John Mack Faragher, Western Historical Quarterly

— John Mack Faragher

Pacific Historical Review

"Covered Wagon Women is to be valued. . . . First, it brings together in a single edition a major collection of the diaries of overland women. . . . Second, this is probably the most perfectly documented edition a researcher will find."—Lillian Schlissel, Pacific Historical Review

— Lillian Schlissel

Western Historical Quarterly - John Mack Faragher
"Kenneth L. Holmes made the very wise editorial decision not to update, revise, or parenthetically correct the quirky and often fascinating prose of these nineteenth-century women. . . . The writing is rich with the sounds of common speech and jargon . . . and it should be a gold mine for students of everyday life."—John Mack Faragher, Western Historical Quarterly
Pacific Historical Review - Lillian Schlissel
"Covered Wagon Women is to be valued. . . . First, it brings together in a single edition a major collection of the diaries of overland women. . . . Second, this is probably the most perfectly documented edition a researcher will find."—Lillian Schlissel, Pacific Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803272743
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Coverd Wagon Women Series
Pages:
302
Sales rank:
903,364
Product dimensions:
8.06(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.51(d)

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