9780803272774

Covered Wagon Women: Diaries and Letters from the Western Trails, 1840-1849

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780803272774

  • ISBN10:

    0803272774

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-09-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $17.95 Save up to $15.12
  • Rent Book $4.99
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE
    IN STOCK USUALLY SHIPS IN 24 HOURS.
    HURRY! ONLY 2 COPIES IN STOCK AT THIS PRICE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Used and Rental copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

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 recording details along the way, from the mundane to the soul-shattering and spirit-lifting.

Author Biography

Kenneth L. Holmes is emeritus professor of history at Western Oregon State College. Anne M. Butler, a professor of history at Utah State University–Logan, is the author of Daughters of Joy, Sisters of Misery: Prostitutes in the American West.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Volume III 9(6)
Crossing the Plains in 1851
Harriet Talcott Buckingham
Introduction
15(3)
The Diary
18(35)
Journal of Travails to Oregon
Amelia Hadley
Introduction
53(4)
The Journal
57(40)
An Ohio Lady Crosses the Plains
Susan Amelia Cranston
Introduction
97(2)
The Journal
99(28)
A Letter to Mother
Lucia Loraine Williams
Introduction
127(4)
The Letter
131(18)
Epilogue of Esther M. Lockhart
149(12)
Journal of a Trip to Oregon
Elizabeth Wood
Introduction
161(3)
The Journal
164(15)
Journal of Our Journey to Oregon
Eugenia Zieber
Introduction
179(3)
The Journal
182(21)
By Wind Jammer and Prairie Schooner, London to Salt Lake City
Jean Rio Baker
Introduction
203(5)
Dramatis Personae
208(4)
The Diary
212(70)
An Enterprising Woman in California
282

Rewards Program

Write a Review