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The Hidden Half of the Family: A Sourcebook for Women's Genealogy

By: N/A

Price: $43.50

Seller ID: 315829


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Hanging Katherine Garrett: A Novel based on the 1737 Trial of a Pequot Woman

By: Abigail Davis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1922


In present-day Minneapolis a graduate student, Karla Palmer, discovers a sermon that was preached at the 1738 hanging of Katherine Garrett, a Pequot Indian woman who was executed for the murder of her bastard child. The baby's body was found in the barn of a Congregationalist minister to whom Katherine was bound as a servant. She pled not guilty at her trial and records show that a huge courtroom scene ensued when the verdict was announced. Karla, smelling a cover-up, fo... View more info

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Providence: 1630-1800 — Women Are Part Of Its History

By: Barbara Mills

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: M2078


A true history of Providence cannot be written without acknowledging that women, as well as men, carved this new city out of the wilderness, shaped it, and gave it a permanence of which to be proud. Unfortunately, most accounts of Providence's early history have relegated the role of women to an occasional mention of a wife's name. A few individual biographical portraits of women have been written and "women's histories" have described clothes, home life, child c... View more info

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Women Short-Changed by History

By: Barbara Venton Montgomery, Ph.D

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: M9991


This fascinating text brings to light the contributions of five women seldom, if ever, mentioned as more than passing characters in the rich pageant of American history. These remarkable ladies, ignored, belittled, and scorned in their own lifetimes, are accorded here the attention worthy of their struggle for the recognition of women operating outside of the societally imposed limitations of gender. These women are Pocahontas, Lucy Terry Prince, Mary Edwards Walker, Sar... View more info

Woman’s Life in Colonial Days

By: Carl Holliday

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 408973


What was life like for women in the American colonies? This classic study suggests that, in spite of hardships, many colonial women led rich, fulfilling lives. Drawing on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, the author thoroughly depicts the lives of women in the New England and Southern colonies. Thoughtfully written, well-documented account. View more info

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COAL MINERS' WIVES: Portraits of Endurance

By: Carol A.B. Giesen

Price: $17.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: 1995

Seller ID: 108454


Reviews"Reveals the extreme danger coal miners face in the workplace and the stress that mining families face because of it."—Kirkus Reviews View more info

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Hearts West

By: Chris Enss

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Falcon: 06/01/2005

Seller ID: 72756X


WANTED: A girl who will love, honest, true and not sour;a nice little cooing dove, and willing to work in flour. Desperate to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, thousands of men traveled West to the emerging frontier, where they outnumbered women twelve to one. Only after they arrived did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship. Hearts West brings to life true stories of mail-order brides of the Gold Rush era. Some found soul mates; oth... View more info

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 2: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1850

By: Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes

Price: $16.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 27274X


The women who traveled west in covered wagons during the 1840s speak through these letters and diaries. Here are the voices of Tamsen Donner and young Virginia Reed, members of the ill-fated Donner party; Patty Sessions, the Mormon midwife who delivered five babies on the trail between Omaha and Salt Lake City; Rachel Fisher, who buried both her husband and her little girl before reaching Oregon. Still others make themselves heard, starting out from different places and ... View more info

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 3: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1851

By: Compiled and edited by Kenneth L. Holmes

Price: $15.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 272871


Expectations of gold, rich farmland, and healthful climate propelled some fifty thousand overlanders. Among the women making the trip west to California and Oregon in 1850 were six whose diaries and letters give distinction to the second volume of Covered Wagon Women. Margaret A. Frink notes the scarcity of women in the army of grizzled fortune seekers. Her extended journal is "one of the classics of American history," according to Kenneth L. Holmes. Frink descri... View more info

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Women in Pacific Northwest History [revised edition]

By: Edited by Karen J. Blair

Price: $22.50

Publisher: University Press of Washington: 2001

Seller ID: 98046X


This new edition of Karen Blair's popular anthology originally published in 1989 includes thirteen essays, eight of which are new. Together they suggest the wide spectrum of women's experiences that make up a vital part of Northwest history.Series: A McLellan BookReviews"Women in the Pacific Northwest provides abundant examples of women's active roles as citizens who helped shape regional events, and adds new information to the growing literatu... View more info

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Covered Wagon Women, Volume 10: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1875-1883

By: Edited by Kenneth L. Holmes Introduction by Elliott West

Price: $14.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 2000

Seller ID: 272995


Forty years after the legendary overland travels of Oregon pioneers in the 1840s, Lucy Clark Allen wrote, "the excitement continues." Economic hard times in Minnesota sent Allen and her husband to Montana in hopes of evading the droughts, grasshoppers, and failed crops that had plagued their farm. Allen and her compatriots, in this volume of Covered Wagon Women, experience a much different journey than their predecessors. Many settlements now await those bound fo... View more info

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Shaking the Faith: Women, Family, and Mary Marshall Dyer's Anti-Shaker Campaign, 1815-1867

By: Elizabeth De Wolfe

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2004

Seller ID: 966125


In 1815, Mary Marshall Dyer renounced her Shaker beliefs and departed from the religious community in Enfield, New Hampshire, that she had called her home, leaving behind her husband and five children. Angry and alone, Dyer embarked on a fifty year public campaign against the Shakers in an effort to obtain custody of her children and to discredit the sect. The American public followed the debate with great interest. De Wolfe tells this now little-known story in brilliant... View more info

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Early American Embroidery Designs: An 1815 Manuscript Album with Over 190 Patterns

By: Elizabeth M. Townshend

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 249468


Rare treasury of original embroidery designs dating from early days of the Republic. Nearly 200 beautiful floral, vine, basket motifs-repeat patterns, spot designs, more. Introduction. View more info

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The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition

By: Gerda Lerner.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2004

Seller ID: 855669


A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimké explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction Lerner reinterprets her own work nearly forty years later and gives new recogniti... View more info

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Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote

By: Janet Theophano

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: September, 2003

Seller ID: 962936


Some people think that a cookbook is just a collection of recipes for dishes that feed the body. In Eat My Words: Reading Women's Lives through the Cookbooks They Wrote, Janet Theophano shows that cookbooks provide food for the mind and the soul as well. Looking beyond the ingredients and instructions, she shows how women have used cookbooks to assert their individuality, develop their minds, and structure their lives. Beginning in the seventeenth century and moving up t... View more info

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Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925

By: Joan M. Jensen

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 515633


An intimate view of frontier women-Anglo and Indian-and the communities they forged.Swedish domestic worker Emina Johnson witnessed the great Peshtigo fire in 1871; Cherokee nurse Isabella Wolfe served the Lac du Flambeau reservation for decades; the author's own grandmother, Matilda Schopp, was one of numerous immigrants who eked out a living on the Wisconsin cutover. Calling This Place Home tells the stories of these and many other Native and settler women during W... View more info

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Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies

By: JULIA CHERRY SPRUILL

Price: $15.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton: 1998

Seller ID: 317587


New introduction by Anne Firor ScottFirst published in 1938, this pioneering work in American social history was rediscovered by Anne Firor Scott, herself a noted historian, and published in Norton paperback in 1972. Now Professor Scott has written an introduction newly assessing the importance of this richly detailed classic.Out of a wealth of documentation, and often from the words of the people themselves, Spruill's account brings these women's lives out of th... View more info

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"And Prairie Dogs Weren't Kosher" Jewish Women in the Upper Midwest Since 1855

By: Linda Mack Schloff

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 51338X


Linking the personal and the historical, Schloff integrates oral accounts, diaries, letters, and autobiographies with original research and interpretation to shed vital new light on the Jewish experience in America's heartland. The book uses the voices of four generations of Jewish women who settled in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Iowa, and Wisconsin to show how they transported and transformed their cultural and religious life in a region inhabited by few Jews. As the wives ... View more info

From Beacon Hill to the Crystal Palace: The 1851 Travel Diary of a Working-Class Woman

By: Lorenza Stevens Berbineau, Karen L. Kilcup, ed.

Price: $27.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press:

Seller ID: 457948


Because prior studies of American women's travel writing have focused exclusively on middle-class and wealthy travelers, it has been difficult to assess the genre and its participants in a holistic fashion. One of the very few surviving working-class travel diaries, Lorenza Stevens Berbineau's account provides readers with a unique perspective of a domestic servant in the wealthy Lowell family in Boston. Staying in luxurious hotels and caring for her young charge Eddie d... View more info

Modern Mothers in the Heartland: Gender, Health, and Progress in Illinois, 1900–1930

By: Lynne Curry

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: 1999

Seller ID: 250327


In the early twentieth century, ambitious social welfare campaigns linked the improvement of health to the broader aim of "modernizing" American life. Lowered mortality rates, especially among infants and young children, became for reformers a barometer by which to measure society's overall "progress." To date, most analyses of Progressive Era child welfare movements have concentrated on urban areas in the Northeast and the national leadership role played... View more info