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Stratton, Joanna

Pioneer Women

Voices from the Kansas Frontier

€ 18.95

From a rediscovered collection of priceless autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of pioneer women, Joanna Stratton has made a remarkable and widely celebrated book. Never before has there been such a detailed record of women's courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: wilderness mothers, schoolmarms, Indian squaws, immigrants, homesteaders, and circuit riders. Their personal recollections of prairie fires, locust plagues, cowboy shootouts, Indian raids, and blizzards on the plains vividly reveal the drama, danger and excitement of the pioneer experience. These were women of relentless determination, whose tenacity helped them to conquer loneliness and privation. Their work was the work of survival, it demanded as much from them as from their men -- and at last that partnership has been recognized. "These voices are haunting" "(New York Times Book Review)," and they reveal the special heroism and industriousness of pioneer women as never before.

Taal / Language : English



Introduction by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.


1. To the Stars Through the Wilderness: The Journey
2. Homes of Puncheon, Homes of Sod: The Settlement
3. Aprons and Plows: Daily Life on the Prairie


4. Days of Valor: Fighting the Wild
5. Days of Darkness: Fighting the Elements
6. The Clashing of Cultures: Indians


7. A Social People
8. A Prairie Childhood
9. Classrooms and Schoolmarms
10. The Frontier Church


11. The Frontier Town
12. The Cow Town
13. The Immigrant Community: Victoria


14. The Wounds of War
15. The Woman Crusaders: Temperance and Suffrage

Appendix: Guide to the Lilla Day Monroe Collection of Pioneer Stories
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Paperback / softback
320 pagina's
Januari 1982
408 gram
235 x 159 x 19 mm
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