Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9 : Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1864-1868

Covered Wagon Women, Volume 9 : Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1864-1868

Description

In their simplicity is their poignancy. On August 7, 1865, Mary Louisa Black noted in her journal that they were "nooning on a nice stream in a valey in the mountains." A day later she observed that one of the men in the overland expedition had "buried an infant here yesterday-still born." One can only imagine her emotional turmoil-she had buried her own daughter three months earlier, just as she and her husband set out for Oregon. While each diarist and letter-writer had her personal joys and sorrows, collectively these invaluable accounts demonstrate the passion and courage of these nineteenth-century pioneering women who led and followed their families into the West, pursuing dreams of better economic or social situations. One can only marvel at their ability to persevere under conditions that sent many scurrying back home to the East.


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Details

Author(s)
Sherry L. Smith, Kenneth L. Holmes
Format
Paperback | 258 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 15.24mm | 295g
Publication date
01 Sep 1999
Publisher
University of Nebraska Press
Imprint
BISON BOOKS
Publication City/Country
Nebraska, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illus
ISBN10
0803272987
ISBN13
9780803272989