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Pioneer Women

Linda Peavy
  • RRP: £20 (print)
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  • Extent: 144 pages
  • Dimensions (mm): 216 x 280
  • ISBN: 9780806130545
  • Genres: Culture, History, Women
  • Book tags: America
  • Publication date: February 5, 1996

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Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the women who settled the West. Their hopes, fears and courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters and oral histories. Illustrated with a collection of seldom-seen photographs, Pioneer Women reveals the faces as well as the voices of the frontier’s women. Historians Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have co-authored numerous books and articles on women in the American West.

See University of Oklahoma Press.

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"This ’patchword’ of women’s words and pictures captures the pioneer experience memorably and elegantly.... Like an heirloom quilt, this is a book to be treasured." - Susan Armitage, coeditor of The Women’s West and Writing The Range


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About the author

Linda Peavy