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Frontier Women: Civilizing the West? 1840-1880
     

Frontier Women: Civilizing the West? 1840-1880

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by Julie Jeffrey
 

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In this new edition of a classic work, Julie Roy Jeffrey maintains the essential core of her account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions women made to the development of the American frontier. Jeffrey has expanded her original analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, and African American women.

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In this new edition of a classic work, Julie Roy Jeffrey maintains the essential core of her account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions women made to the development of the American frontier. Jeffrey has expanded her original analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, and African American women.

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“The modern study of western women began with Jeffrey's pathbreaking book.” —John Mack Faragher, Yale University

“Thorough and informative . . . Frontier Women bears out [Frederick Jackson Tur-ner's] prophecy of the old frontier's ability continually to shape and be reshaped by the American imagination.” —Megan Marshall, The New Republic

Library Journal
This portrait of women in the Western migration covers life on the Overland Trail and their roles in bringing civilization to new settlements and reestablishing traditional mores. This edition has been updated and revised to include new information and now offers the perspectives of African and Native American women. A "well-written" volume, it remains a worthy purchase. (LJ 7/79)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809016013
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
02/28/1998
Series:
American Century Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
268
Sales rank:
915,116
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Julie Roy Jeffrey, professor of history at Goucher College, is the author of Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman and Education for Children of the Poor. She lives in Maryland

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