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The Life of an Ordinary Woman
The Life of an Ordinary Woman
Author: Anne Ellis
ISBN-13: 9780803267046
ISBN-10: 0803267045
Publication Date: 8/1/1980
Pages: 300
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

3.3 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Book Type: Paperback
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A true story of a woman who made her way through mining camps and a life of rough, desperate, survival raising her children. It touches the heart of women who share similar hardships even in today's world- as it can be a rough time just making it through day-to-day living. But we do, and this book shares that common bond that makes us "ordinary women" connected to each other as we live out our lives with what we have.
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These stories, with a few photographs, are of life in the mining camps of Colorado, from a young woman's viewpoint.
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An account of a woman's life trying to survive during the mid to late 1800s-early 1900s in the west. There were not many career choices for a decent woman so she starts out as a cook in a mining camp. She gets married, has a number of children and life still is hard to eke out. She moves on from place to place hoping to make a better life but is usually disappointed. All the things this woman does at that time might have been considered ordinary but by gosh, she worked from sunup to sundown and then some. She was a strong person and did her best. A very interesting read for historians particularly those who are partial to a woman's account of life in the new, raw west.