Frontier Women: Civilizing the West? 1840-1880

Frontier Women: Civilizing the West? 1840-1880

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by Julie Roy Jeffrey
     
 

In this new edition of a classic work, Julie Roy Jeffrey maintains the essential core of her account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions women made to the development of the American frontier. Jeffrey has expanded her original analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, and African American women.

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In this new edition of a classic work, Julie Roy Jeffrey maintains the essential core of her account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions women made to the development of the American frontier. Jeffrey has expanded her original analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, and African American women.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This portrait of women in the Western migration covers life on the Overland Trail and their roles in bringing civilization to new settlements and reestablishing traditional mores. This edition has been updated and revised to include new information and now offers the perspectives of African and Native American women. A "well-written" volume, it remains a worthy purchase. (LJ 7/79)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809048038
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/01/1979
Series:
American Century Ser.
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
256

Meet the Author

Julie Roy Jeffrey, professor of history at Goucher College, is the author of Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman and Education for Children of the Poor. She lives in Maryland

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