So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier - Women in the West (Paperback)Ruth Barnes Moynihan (editor), Christiane Fischer Dichamp (editor), Susan H. Armitage (editor)
The letters, diaries, and memoirs presented here offer glimpses of women's courage, physical strength, and independence that were the equal of any man's, even as they also reveal the failures, weaknesses, and tragedies that beset both sexes during the complex settlement process. Women describe their multiple daily tasks, the ingenuity by which they asserted themselves or circumvented patriarchal authority, the networks of relatives and friends who made the survival of both men and women possible. Such information is seldom found in men's narratives. Women's words provide rich veins of new material for social historians.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Number of pages: 326
Weight: 481 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
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