Miners, Merchants, and Maids

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This series tells the story of settling the West from the point of view of those who lived the adventure. Here, whites and blacks, Native Americans and immigrants, men and women reveal in their own words the challenges they faced as trappers, guides, merchants, loggers, miners, railroad workers, farmers, brides, widows, and teachers. Settling The West gives us a vivid picture of the western frontier, from a land known only to Native Americans to the rise of industry, cities, and...
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Overview

This series tells the story of settling the West from the point of view of those who lived the adventure. Here, whites and blacks, Native Americans and immigrants, men and women reveal in their own words the challenges they faced as trappers, guides, merchants, loggers, miners, railroad workers, farmers, brides, widows, and teachers. Settling The West gives us a vivid picture of the western frontier, from a land known only to Native Americans to the rise of industry, cities, and states.
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Gr 6-9Farmers and Ranchers covers the period of westward migration from 1840-1870, describing the hardships these settlers faced as they tried to scratch a living from the harsh and hostile land. Those who provided necessary spiritual and intellectual enlightenment to the frontier, the Preachers and Teachers, are shown to have played an equally important role. In Miners, Merchants, and Maids, the people who ``...made pioneer life a little more comfortable'' are highlighted. The women who cleaned, cooked, and sewed; the miners who provided the materials for coins and heat for houses; the merchants who sold food and dry goodsall were crucial to the settling of the West. First-hand accounts from journals, letters, etc.; black-and-white and full-color reproductions; and interesting, little-known facts make these well-documented series entries vivid and exciting.Julie Halverstadt, Douglas Public Library District, Castle Rock, CO
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805029987
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1997
  • Series: Settling the West Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 6.29 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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