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Frontier Women

Frontier Women

"Civilizing" the West? 1840-1880

Julie Roy Jeffrey

Hill and Wang


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In this new edition of a classic work, Julie Roy Jeffrey maintains the essential core of her account of the extraordinarily diverse contributions women made to the development of the American frontier. Jeffrey has expanded her original analysis to include the often overlooked perspectives of Native American, Hispanic, Chinese, and African American women.


Praise for Frontier Women

“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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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

Julie Jeffrey

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Hill and Wang

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