Hearts West: True Stories of Mail-Order Brides on the Frontier / Edition 1by Chris Enss, Chris Enss, Amy Chartier
Pub. Date: 06/01/2005
Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, New York Times bestselling book Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of… See more details below
Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, New York Times bestselling book Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of their youth and sometimes their lives.
Desperate to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, men sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship.
One way for men living on the frontier to meet women was through subscriptions to heart-and-hand clubs. The men received newspapers with information, and sometimes photographs, about women, with whom they corresponded. Eventually, a man might convince a woman to join him in the West, and in matrimony. Social status, political connections, money, companionship, or security were often considered more than love in these arrangements.
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Table of Contents
(1) Introduction (2) Mary Richardson & Elkanah Walker (3) Eleanor Berry & Louis Dreielbis (4) Asa Mercer (5) Matrimonial News (6) Phoebe Harrington & William Silbaugh (7) The Forlorn Bride (8) Bethenia Owens-Adair & Legrand Hill (9) The Benton Brides (10) A Happy Ride (11) Rachel Bella Kahn & Abraham Calof (12) Elinore Pruitt & Clyde Stewart (13) Trouble on a Bridal Tour (14) The Red Stocking Snoozers (15) Eliza Farnham (16) Bridal Couples (17) Kathleen Forrestall (18) The New Plan (19) Afterword (20) Bibliography
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I found this book full of interesting facts and stories of women and how and why they came west. If you are looking for a novel type book this is not it. These are real women.
Disappointing . Dragged in spots. Interesting subject made dull.