The women's diaries were very interesting, but less than half of the book is devoted to them. The first half reads like poorly organized notes for a college paper. I was surprised that it was written by a Professor Emerita. Lillian Schlissel is professor emerita of Brooklyn College-CUNY, where she was director of American studies. Her books include Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey; Far From Home: Families of the Westward Journey, written with Byrd Gibbens and Elizabeth Hampsten, Western Women, Their Land, Their Lives; and Western Women’s Reader (with Catherine Lavender).
Through the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of women who participated in this migration, Womens Diaries of the Westward Journey gives us primary source material on the lives of these women, who kept campfires burning with buffalo chips and dried weeds, gave birth to and cared for children along primitive and dangerous roads, drove teams of oxen, picked berries, milked cows, and cooked. meals in the middle of a wilderness that was a far cry from the homes they had left back east . Excellent book written from women's actual diaries. Pioneer women that traveled westward about 1820-1850.
The latest book about pioneer women I read is an exploration of women’s diaries and what they tell us about those who travelled the westward trails across America to Oregon and California in the 1840s and 1850s.
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An excellent compilation of diaries of women traveling by covered wagons in the 1800s. Great Book! By Thriftbooks. com User, October 27, 2002. One of the best and entertainment history books that I have ever read.
Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey by Lillian Schlissel–Great excerpts from diaries of women pioneers during the Manifest Destiny period of our country–a very exciting time without feminist man-haters, gender-based affirmative action, and Cindy Sheehan. Women wore skirts, rode horses, and owned and used guns. And yes, I’m proud to say, the author is my distant cousin.
by Schlissel, Lillian. Publication date 1982. Topics Overland journeys to the Pacific, Women. Publisher New York : Schocken Books. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Contributor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Alethea Bowser on December 13, 2011.
Lillian Schlissel is Professor Emerita at Brooklyn College. She lives in New York City. Category: 19th Century . People Who Read Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey Also Read. Inspired by Your Browsing History.