Book Reviews of Women and Men on the Overland Trail (Yale Historical Publications, Miscellany)

Women and Men on the Overland Trail (Yale Historical Publications, Miscellany)
Women and Men on the Overland Trail - Yale Historical Publications, Miscellany
Author: John Faragher
ISBN-13: 9780300026054
ISBN-10: 0300026056
Publication Date: 9/10/1980
Pages: 290
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Publisher: Yale University Press
Book Type: Paperback
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Interesting! Many quotes from journals. One section discusses women's roles and importance on the trail.
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Beautiful book. Second edition 2001.
This is a great book on the history of the American West. Women followed men to get or to keep husbands. Sometimes to keep their families together. Most of the time men had all the rights and women few, except to clean, cook, housekeep and bear children and raise them. Men had most of the fun , but some women were emancipated and helped settled the West. This book is true and is based on many diaries of folks who settled the west.

This book is the award winning Frederick Turner award, awarded by the prestigious Organization of American Historians.