The Women's Great Lakes Reader

The Women's Great Lakes Reader

by Victoria Brehm


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Women lighthouse keepers, North American Indians, fur traders, cooks on sailing vessels, missionaries, and fearless travelers all wrote of their lives on the Great Lakes. Their narratives, which span the centuries from 1789 to the present, are now collected in this anthology for the first time. Some writers are well known. Others left their quiet testimonies in letters, log books, and diaries that have never before been published. Beginning with Indian myths and stories, and continuing through writings by women pioneers, travelers, and working women, more than three dozen selections of autobiography, fiction, newspaper acounts, and poetry chronicle what it has meant to live on the lakes from childhood to old age.

Honored as one of "50 Essential Michigan History Books."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780970260604
Publisher: Ladyslipper Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: 2ND
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 895,929
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Victoria Brehm, Ph.D. is a retired professor of American literature and the author of Sweetwater, Storms, and Spirits: Stories of the Great Lakes, The Women's Great Lakes Reader, A Little History of My Forest Life and numerous scholarly studies about Great Lakes subjects--maritime, Native, and women's history. A National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, and a member of Who's Who in the Midwest, she earned degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Iowa. She lives in Tustin, Michigan.

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