Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey Author:Lillian Schissel More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 & 1870 in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The men of the rugged frontier have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but pioneering was, in fact, a family matter, and the westering experiences of American women are central ... more »to an accurate picture of what life was like on the frontier.
"These chronicles of women show an aspect of the westward saga seldom seen before and never in such depth. It is a revelation of the lives and minds of such women ... on this historic trek.... Absorbing, informative, sobering reading. This is 'history as the stuff of daily struggle.'" --THE WALL STREET JOURNAL« less