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Frontier Women

"Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880

Julie Roy Jeffrey

Hill and Wang

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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"The modern study of western women began with Jeffrey's pathbreaking book." --John Mack Faragher, Yale University

"Thorough and informative . . . Frontier Women bears out [Frederick Jackson Tur-ner's] prophecy of the old frontier's ability continually to shape and be reshaped by the American imagination." --Megan Marshall, The New Republic

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  • 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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    "Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880

    Julie Roy Jeffrey

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