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Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own
     

Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own

by Sarah Carter
 

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"My Relatives in Iowa City, Iowa thought I was mentally deranged when I announced to them in 1908 I was going to take my little boy and move to Montana, " wrote homesteader Mattie T. Cramer in "Success of a Lone Woman Homesteader." "They could not understand how a 'lone woman' could expect to get along out in that wild country...."

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"My Relatives in Iowa City, Iowa thought I was mentally deranged when I announced to them in 1908 I was going to take my little boy and move to Montana, " wrote homesteader Mattie T. Cramer in "Success of a Lone Woman Homesteader." "They could not understand how a 'lone woman' could expect to get along out in that wild country...."

In Montana Women Homesteaders: A Field of One's Own, Sarah Carter introduces the voices and images of women, including Mattie T. Cramer, who filed on 160- or 320-acre homestead plots in Montana. Single, widowed, divorced, or deserted, women varied in ages, educational levels, and ethnic backgrounds, but many "proved up" on their homesteads. In published accounts, scrapbooks, personal reminiscences, and photographs, the women recorded their remarkable journeys.

See Grace Binks' meticulous homestead scrapbpok, with photographs of her homestead shack's "kitchen comer" and "parlor corner." Read the work of Pearl Danniel, who field on her own homestead in the 1920s but was starving by the 1930s in a "land of phantoms." See Evelyn Cameron's brilliant glass-plate photographs of Mary Whaley, sitting proudly next to the sacks of grain harvested from her land.

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Midwest Book Review
An absorbing, often deeply personal account...highly recommended.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560374497
Publisher:
Farcountry Press
Publication date:
09/28/2009
Pages:
296
Sales rank:
487,192
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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