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Heart of the Trail: The Stories of Eight Wagon Train Women

By: O'Brien, Mary Barmeyer
Price: $9.95

The Globe Pequot Press,1997.
Women played an extraordinary role in the westward movement, but many historical accounts of the great migration overlook or inadequately detail women's tremendous contributions and sacrifices. Fortunately, many women recorded their experiences in diaries, letters, and memoirs. These writings offer priceless insights into life on the trail. Using such first-hand accounts, author Mary O'Brien tells us of eight individual women's private dreams plus the mundane details of covered-wagon life.
Paperback, 81 pages.