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Women of the frontier [electronic resource] : 16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers. Brandon Marie Miller.

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  • ISBN: 9781883052980 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9781613740002 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2013.

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Summary, etc.: In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier...
Target Audience Note: Text Difficulty 8 - Text Difficulty 9
1160 Lexile.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Chicago : Chicago Review Press, 2013. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3608 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2489 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Young Adult Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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