So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier, 2nd Edition by Ruth Barnes MoynihanSo Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier, 2nd Edition by Ruth Barnes Moynihan

So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier, 2nd Edition

EditorRuth Barnes Moynihan, Susan Armitage, Christiane Fischer Dichamp

Paperback | August 1, 1998

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In this new and enlarged edition the editors have built on an already strong collection with four new accounts. Colorado pioneer Augusta Tabor gives a sense of the heady days as Leadville became a major mining center. Abigail Duniway describes the challenges of life for women in the Pacific Northwest. Effie Wiltbank’s short selection is a reminiscence of her grandmother’s “receet” for washing clothes, a chore that epitomizes the practical skill, determination, and common sense required of so many Western women. Apolinaria Lorenzana offers a rare glimpse of the operations of the mission system while illuminating the perils of living with the acquisitive Americans.
Ruth B. Moynihan is an independent historian and writer. She is the editor of Second to None: A Documentary History of American Women. Susan Armitage is a professor of history at Washington State University and series editor for the University of Nebraska Press’s Women in the West series. Christiane Fischer Dichamp, an independent scho...
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Title:So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier, 2nd EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:354 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:UNP - Nebraska Paperback

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ISBN - 10:0803282486

ISBN - 13:9780803282483

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So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontier is a collection of first-hand accounts of the challenges of life in the Wild West. Prominent historians of women in American frontier history, Ruth B. Moynihan, Susan Armitage and Christine Fischer Dichamp edit the savvy, wise, humorous anthology. It describes every kind of duty and activity expected of women on the Frontier, from washing clothes to working in missions.