Frontier Women "Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880

Julie Roy Jeffrey

Hill and Wang

080901601X

9780809016013

Trade Paperback

268 Pages

$21.00

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Frontier Women is the classic history of women on America's frontiers, now updated and thoroughly revised. It is an imaginative and graceful account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions of women to continental expansion. In this new edition, Julie Roy Jeffrey has tapped new sources and expanded her analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of women of color.

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Praise for Frontier Women

"The modern study of Western women began with Jeffrey's pathbreaking book."—John Mack Faragher, author of Daniel Boone

Praise for the first edition:

"Thorough and informative . . . Jeffrey, a gifted storyteller, manages to bring her prudish pioneers to life . . . Frontier Women bears out [Frederick Jackson Turner's] prophecy of the old frontier's ability continually to shape and be reshaped by the American imagination."—Megan Marshall, The New Republic

"It is admirable that Professor Jeffrey let the material she found determine the corse of her book. It is better still that she chose to quote so extensively from pioneer women' journals and letters, which demonstrate great verve and variety."—Raymond A. Lokolov, The New York Times Book Review

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Julie Roy Jeffrey, professor of history at Goucher College, is the author of Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman and Education for Children of the Poor. She lives in Maryland
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Julie Roy Jeffrey

  • Julie Roy Jeffrey, Professor of History at Goucher College, is the author of Converting the West: A Biography of Narcissa Whitman and Education for Children of the Poor. She lives in Maryland.
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