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Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey

By: Lillian Schlissel
Published: 2004, ©1982,1992, 2004
Pages: 278
Total Copies: 19
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsRegional, American West | Women in History

Description: More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but the Westering experiences of American women are equally central to an accurate picture of what life was like on the frontier. Through the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of women who participated in this migration, Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey gives us primary source material on the lives of these women.

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