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Frontier women : "civilizing" the West? 1840-1880

Author: Julie Roy Jeffrey
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Frontier Women is the classic history of women on America's frontiers, now updated and thoroughly revised. It is an imaginative and graceful account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions of women to continental expansion. In this new edition, Julie Roy Jeffrey has tapped new sources and expanded her analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of women of color. In this new edition of a classic work,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Roy Jeffrey
ISBN: 080901601X 9780809016013
OCLC Number: 37509907
Description: 278 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: "Glimpses of western life" --
"Ladies have the hardest time, that emigrate by land" --
"A maid of all traids" --
"Am beginning to feel quite civilized" --
"The rarest commodity ... are women" --
"If polygamy is the Lord's order, we must carry it out" --
"Will she not overstep the bounds of propriety if she ventures into the arena of action?"
Other Titles: Frontier women : the trans-Mississippi West, 1840-1880
Responsibility: Julie Roy Jeffrey.
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Frontier Women is the classic history of women on America's frontiers, now updated and thoroughly revised. It is an imaginative and graceful account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions of women to continental expansion. In this new edition, Julie Roy Jeffrey has tapped new sources and expanded her analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of women of color. 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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