1st Edition

Writings of Farm Women, 1840-1940
An Anthology

ISBN 9781138055629
Published January 8, 2019 by Routledge
394 Pages

USD $46.95

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Book Description

Originally published in 1990. The stories of the homesteaders, ranchers, and farm women included in this anthology describe both the ordinary and the extraordinary. The writers discuss many different aspects of rural life such as farming techniques, religious beliefs, and politics. They also explore such situations as near-starvation during a blizzard, the destruction of crops and the dispossession of a farm family during a drought. This title will be of interest to students of history and rural studies.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations;  Preface;  Acknowledgements;  1. "Planting a Garden" Buffalobird-woman  2. Life on Long Prairie Charlotte Ouisconsin Van Cleve  3. "God Was Good to His Immigrants" Melissa Genett Moore  4. "Well, We Stuck" Jennie Stoughton Osborn  5. Her Father’s Right-Hand Man Adele Orpen  6. "I Want to Write about My Days of Slower Progress" Alice Dahlin Lund  7. Sentenced to the Prairie Mary Larrabee  8. "A Farm Is Such a Hard Place for a Woman" Laura Ingalls Wilder  9. Building Leslieville, Alberta Mary C. Bailey  10. Farming in Iowa Ada Mae Brown Brinton  11. "I Have Planted Flowers Everywhere" Elinore Pruitt Stewart  12. Two Young Women Homesteaders Edith Eudora Kohl  13. "Wild with Heat and Thirst" Anna Langhorne Waltz  14. "There Was Something Clean and Sweet about the Harvest" Era Bell Thompson  15. "I Intend to Stick" Hilda Rose  16. "Growing Things from the Soil Is Bliss" Annie Pike Greenwood  17. "Starved, Stalled, and Stranded" Meridel LeSeuer  18. A "Textbook Farmer" Grace Fairchild  19. Epilogue: Framing in the 1980s Lynn Spielman Dummer;  Index

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