Book Reviews of Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Author: Lillian Schlissel
ISBN-13: 9780805207477
ISBN-10: 0805207473
Publication Date: 9/13/1987
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Schocken
Book Type: Paperback
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Interesting reading, but wish it had more actual excerpt from the diaries instead of the summary by the author.
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Excellent book. It's a wonder anyone survived the trip to settle California and Oregon!
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I found this to be a very fascinating and in-depth book about the experiences of crossing the Oregon Trail.
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I can't imagine riding a wagon or walking for miles wearing a long-sleeved, long dress in scorching heat. Or, for that matter, preparing meals, being pregnant, taking care of children, or burying a loved one on the side of the road. But these women did all these things in stride. Modern women focus on what women weren't able to do in the 19th century but this book shows that women have always been strong, brave and capable. It's a wonderful book which you will enjoy for years to come.
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Chronicles of women on their westward journey
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How anyone made it across the Oregon Road or Overland Pass is still a mystery to me. These people were incredibly strong willed and determined especially the women. I liked the book, however I would have liked to have read more of the actual diary entries. If your expecting a book containing many diaries you will be dissapointed. The book only contains 4 diaries and the rest you will see small snippets from others explaining certain situation that everyone faced as they made this trek. Their were 3 different migration treks that took places and each one a little different from the previous one. All 3 were very difficult, but in each trek lives were lost, people became sick, accidents were everywhere, and the Indians were a threat to the wagon parties.
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This book has a permanent place in my collection. I love reading the true accounts of women's experiences as they traveled westward. I highly recommend this book if you love reading published diaries and memoirs.
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very interesting book !
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Great book!