Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

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by Lillian Schlissel
     
 

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An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women.See more details below

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An expanded edition of one of the most original and provocative works of American history of the last decade, which documents the pioneering experiences and grit of American frontier women.

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School Library Journal
YA-- A revised edition of Schlissel's 1982 book (Schocken) about the journey westward in mid-19th-century America from the point of view of the women involved. Readers will find first-person narrations by the women themselves after an extensive (160 pages) introduction that not only sets the scene, but also adequately describes the trials and tribulations on this difficult journey. The author has added an entry from the diary of a 16-year-old bride that presents a lighter side of the trek. A worthwhile addition not only for frontier studies but also for its perspective on women's issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307803177
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
267,526
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

Lillian Schlissel is Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College. She is the coeditor of Far from Home: Families of the Westward Journey and of The Western Women’s Reader. She lives in New York City.

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