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Women in the Waiting in the Westward Movement

By: Peavy,Linda
Price: $24.95

University of Oklahoma Press,1994.
During the last half of the nineteenth century, thousands of men went west in search of gold, land, or adventure-leaving their wives to handle family, farm, and business affairs on their own. Ten years of research into public and private documents-including letters of couples separated during the westward movement-has enabled Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith to tell the forgotten stories of "women in waiting." Paperback, 381 pages.