Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey
Lillian Schlissel
Date published: 2004
First published: 1982
Pages: 278
Sets: 1
Total copies: 15


More than a quarter of a million Americans crossed the continental United States between 1840 and 1870, going west in one of the greatest migrations of modern times. The frontiersmen have become an integral part of our history and folklore, but the Westering experiences of American women are equally central to an accurate picture of what life was like on the frontier. Through the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of women who participated in this migration, Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey gives us primary source material on the lives of these women.