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Frontier Teachers: Stories of Heroic Women of the Old West

By: Enss, Chris
Price: $14.95

Globe Pequot Press, 2008.
Moving portraits of twelve courageous women who taught—and tamed—the Wild West
Between 1847 and 1858, more than six hundred female teachers traveled across the frontier to provide youngsters with an education, and the numbers grew rapidly in the decades to come. Enduring hardship, the dozen women we meet in these pages demonstrate untold dedication and sacrifice to bring formal education to the Wild West. These women introduced their students to a world of possibilities—and changed America forever.
Paperback, 140 pages.