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Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier
Pioneer Women Voices from the Kansas Frontier
Author: Joanna Stratton
From a rediscovered collection of priceless autobiographical accounts written by hundreds of pioneer women, Joanna Stratton has made a remarkable and widely celebrated book. Never before has there been such a detailed record of women's courage, such a living portrait of the women who civilized the American frontier. Here are their stories: w...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671447489
ISBN-10: 0671447483
Publication Date: 9/17/1982
Pages: 319
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3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Touchstone
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier on + 26 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Great chronicle of pioneer days from a woman's point of view.
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Helpful Score: 4
Quotes from diaries & letters, also pictures from the Kansas Frontier make this book in interesting read about how life really was on the prairie.
reviewed Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Interesting read about women's determination and strengh when settleing the west.
miss-info avatar reviewed Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier on + 386 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
The author had 600 first-hand accounts of pioneering to draw from as she wrote up this early history of the state of Kansas. As she tells of homesteading on the prairie, the temperance crusade, sufferage (women voted on a state level well before 1900), schools, Indians, and slavery, she weaves in pieces from the women who actually lived it. Very well done.
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Joanna Stratton did a marvelous job of incorporating history into her novel about the role of women in the settlement of the Kansas Frontier. The words of those who settled this prairie provide us with details some of would never have thought they encountered like the invasion of grasshoppers covering the ground 4 inches thick, trying to milk a wild cow, an unsuspected ill dressed woman appearing at a home in the night and who it turned out to be, those women whose help by practicing primitive medical service saved the lives of their neighbors, the British gentry's influence on the Kansas prairie as well as the other countries of Europe. It is amazing the education their children received. You shall learn of some of the captains of American industry who received their education in the prairie schools. I enjoyed the descriptions of the day to day life of those who came, faced the hardships with determination, and survived to tell about it.
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reviewed Pioneer Women: Voices from the Kansas Frontier on + 47 more book reviews
I always enjoy history through the eyes of those who witnessed it and lived it. An excellent source of first-hand accounts of the pioneers.
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Another great book if you love reading published diaries and memoirs of the westward journey. This book has a permanent place in my collection of books.


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