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Frontierswomen

The Iowa Experience

1st edition

Published by Iowa State University Press in Ames, IA .
Written in English.

About the Book

This information-laden book,written for the general public interested in the pioneer life in Iowa and the average woman on the American frontier, focuses on the reality of frontierswomen's daily lives. The women themselves reveal what they were doing and thinking doing this period through their letters, diaries, journals, and other writing. Particular attention is paid to the women who came to Iowa in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Glenda Riley emphasizes and brings to life women's true contribution to the frontier. She stresses the economic contribution of women to western settlement and development and destroys the many myths and stereotypes regarding frontier women. Diaries and letters are blended with more formal data such as contemporary newspapers, census reports, and the secondary accounts. "The goal is to portray the lives of real frontierswomen and challenge the legitimacy of the colorful but inauthentic typologies of them."

About the Edition

This information-laden book,written for the general public interested in the pioneer life in Iowa and the average woman on the American frontier, focuses on the reality of frontierswomen's daily lives. The women themselves reveal what they were doing and thinking doing this period through their letters, diaries, journals, and other writing. Particular attention is paid to the women who came to Iowa in the second half of the nineteenth century.

Glenda Riley emphasizes and brings to life women's true contribution to the frontier. She stresses the economic contribution of women to western settlement and development and destroys the many myths and stereotypes regarding frontier women. Diaries and letters are blended with more formal data such as contemporary newspapers, census reports, and the secondary accounts. "The goal is to portray the lives of real frontierswomen and challenge the legitimacy of the colorful but inauthentic typologies of them."

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 201-206.
Includes index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
305.4/2/09777
Library of Congress
HQ1438.I7 R54

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
xv, 211 p. :
Number of pages
211
Dimensions
9.25" x 6"
Weight
1 lb. 4 oz.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL4113191M
Internet Archive
frontierswomenio0000rile
ISBN 10
0813814707, 0813814715
ISBN 13
9780813814704, 9780813814711
LC Control Number
80028298
OCLC/WorldCat
7206340
Library Thing
1012972
Goodreads
3772751
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