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PDF ☆ BOOK Women and Men on the Overland Trail FREE Ô NATURALTREATMENT µ This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid 1800s Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries memoirs and even folk songs JoW preface in which Faragher looks back on the social context in which he formulated his original thesis and provides a new supplemental bibliography Praise for the earlier edition“Faragher has made excellent use of the Overland Trail materials using them to illuminate the society the emigrants left as well as the one they constructed en route His study should be important to a Had to read this for my Wild West History class and did not enjoy the book at all The author seems to passionately dislike men and he is incredibly repetitive with info Overall really boring would not read again

DOC ç Women and Men on the Overland Trail ☆ John Mack Faragher

This classic book offers a lively and penetrating analysis of what the overland journey was really like for midwestern farm families in the mid 1800s Through the subtle use of contemporary diaries memoirs and even folk songs John Mack Faragher dispels the common stereotypes of male and female roles and reveals the dynamic of pioneer family relationships This edition includes a ne The next best thing to taking the trail west with the folks who made the journey in the 1840's and 50's is to read this bookFrom the comfort of your easy chair you can find out a wealth of detail on the habits and practices of families that put all their hopes and possessions in a rolling wooden box facing months of walking across a continent for the chance of a better life in California or OregonJohn Faragher first gives us an overview of what life was like on a midwestern farm so we can see how the people lived before they faced their move The book is not just a story of travel but a satisfying look at how men and women lived together as man and wife their attitudes toward each other how they socialized and their views of children in mid 19th century mid AmericaUnlike so many early accounts that neglected to enlighten readers on how women felt and behaved while moving west this history spotlights the role and plight of women at a time when they had almost no rights The contrast between how men engaged with the world and women the home the small world to which they were confined shows the constraints that women facedThere is little evidence that a woman ever made the decision to go west and not much that a woman was consulted about doing so But presented with remaining alone to become the dreaded female without a man almost all went along gritted their teeth and resolved to make the best of a bad situationMen on the other hand were eager to hit the trail and prove their manhood as their fathers and grandfathers had done earlier moving from the east to the midwest Of the uarter of a million who made the trek to the Pacific coast the great majority were from Illinois Missouri and IowaOnce underway men were always on the lookout for adventure When buffalo were sighted everything was dropped for the hunt even though there was little use for the kill everyone having packed enough food to complete the trip The prospect of using the family rifle to do some moving target shooting was too much to resist Meanwhile women were never relieved of the duty to cook and sew and care for the children Sarah and Constance and Penelope were not just expected to stand by their men they were expected to walk 2000 miles with them on an epic test of enduranceAll of the information the author provides came from than 100 diaries written by the travelers Even the writing styles language and subject matter favored by the two sexes is well describedThis is the best kind of history and you will end the book by checking your shoes to make sure you didn't get any mud on them or step on any cowpies during your time on the trail

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Women and Men on the Overland TrailWide range of readers especially those interested in family history migration and western history and women’s history” Kathryn Kish Sklar“An enlightening study” American West“A helpful study which not only illuminates the daily life of rural Americans but which also begins to compensate for the male orientation of so much of western history” Journal of Social Histor I loved John Mack Faragher's History of the American West at Yale and I respect his interdisciplinary approach to American western history This book is well researched from pioneer diaries and it was cutting edge when first published three decades ago