Book Reviews of Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847

Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847
Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin 1846-1847
Author: Stella Madeleine Drumm, Susan Shelby Magoffin
ISBN-13: 9780803281165
ISBN-10: 0803281161
Publication Date: 8/1/1982
Pages: 294
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 on + 92 more book reviews
The journal of a young bride's travels from Independence, Missouri to Chihuahua, Mexico at the beginning of the Mexican War, covers 1846-47.
reviewed Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico: The Diary of Susan Shelby Magoffin, 1846-1847 on + 42 more book reviews
An interesting perspective from a woman of the period on the Santa Fe trail. I appreciate it for what it is, a diary of a young, entitled woman who met many famous folks of the old west along the Santa Fe trail. It was not originally written for publication. I had a hard time getting over that fact and struggled to enjoy the book. The discriminatory and negative attitude to those of perceived lower status was really hard to swallow at times. It did however fulfill my wish to know more about everyday life in the old southwest and what it was really like to journey on the old Santa Fe trail. And for that, it is an amazing document.