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Women and Men on the Overland Trail
     

Women and Men on the Overland Trail

by John Mack Faragher
 

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This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This

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This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid-1800s. Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries, memoirs, and even folk songs, John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships. This edition includes a new preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography

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American West
An enlightening study.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300026054
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/13/1980
Series:
Yale Historical Publications Series , #121
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.11(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

John Mack Faragher is the Arthur Unobskey Professor of American History at Yale University. He is the author of Women and Men on the Overland Trail and Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie, both published by Yale University Press.

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