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Unsettling the West:Eliza Farnham and Georgian Bruce Kirby

By: Levy,JoAnn
Price: $16.95

Heyday Books,2004
Having already been involved in reform activities on the East Coast, lifelong friends Eliza Farnham and Georgiana Bruce Kirby arrived in California during the Gold Rush still working for their shared causes of prison reform, women's rights, and suffrage, and abolitionism, among others; "unsettling" the frontier towns and cities with their forthright advocacy. Largely reliant on Farnham and Kirby's own writings, this dual biography chronicles their activities and their friendship. Paperback,288 pages.