Frontier Teachers: Stories of Heroic Women of the Old West

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Moving portraits of twelve courageous women who taught—and tamed—the Wild West

Between 1847 and 1858, more than six hundred female teachers traveled across the frontier to provide youngsters with an education, and the numbers grew rapidly in the decades to come. Enduring hardship, the dozen women we meet in these pages demonstrate untold dedication and sacrifice to bring formal education to the Wild West. ...

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Overview

Moving portraits of twelve courageous women who taught—and tamed—the Wild West

Between 1847 and 1858, more than six hundred female teachers traveled across the frontier to provide youngsters with an education, and the numbers grew rapidly in the decades to come. Enduring hardship, the dozen women we meet in these pages demonstrate untold dedication and sacrifice to bring formal education to the Wild West. These women introduced their students to a world of possibilities—and changed America forever.
 
Women like:

• Olive Mann Isbell and Hannah Clapp, who came to class armed with guns to keep students safe from
   hostile natives
• Eliza Mott, who, lacking schoolbooks and supplies, taught the alphabet using the inscriptions on
   tombstones
• Lucia Darling and Mary Gray-McLench, who trekked hundreds of miles through treacherous country
   to teach children in the most remote regions

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The last time we saw Chris Enss, in her 2006 A Beautiful Mine, she introduced us to women prospectors in the Old West. In this opus, she offers stirring portraits of some of the 600 women who traveled west to teach the sons and daughters of farmers, miners, and other homesteaders. Like other Enss efforts (she has authored or coauthored more than a dozen feminist histories), Frontier Teachers renders the stories of brave women who tamed the West in their own ways.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762748198
  • Publisher: TwoDot
  • Publication date: 10/1/2008
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 918,556
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Enss

Chris Enss is the author or coauthor of more than a dozen books on women in the Old West for TwoDot, including, most recently, A Beautiful Mine: Women Prospectors of the Old West. She lives in Grass Valley, California.

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Table of Contents


Foreword David Sanchez viii Acknowledgments x Introduction xi Sister Blandina Segale: The Outlaw's Teacher 1 Mary Graves Clarke: The Sorrowful Teacher 18 Eliza Mott: The Carson Valley Teacher 27 Anna Webber: The Prairie Teacher 32 Tabitha Brown: The Grandmother Teacher 40 Olive Mann Isbell: The Mission Teacher 50 Lucia Darling: The Montana Teacher 59 Sarah Royce: The Philosopher's Teacher 70 Mary Gray McLench: The Oregon Teacher 80 Sister Mary Russell and the Sisters of Mercy: The Orphans' Teacher 87 Hannah Clapp: The University Teacher 99 Bethenia Owens-Adair: The Student Teacher 110 Appendix 123 Bibliography 134 Index 140 About the Author 144
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