Writings of Farm Women, 1840-1940: An Anthology

1st Edition

Carol Fairbanks, Bergine Haakenson

Routledge
Published January 8, 2019
Reference - 394 Pages
ISBN 9781138055629 - CAT# Y331194
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Rural History

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Summary

Originally published in 1990. The stories of the homesteaders, ranchers, and farm women included in this anthology describe both the ordinary and the extraordinary. The writers discuss many different aspects of rural life such as farming techniques, religious beliefs, and politics. They also explore such situations as near-starvation during a blizzard, the destruction of crops and the dispossession of a farm family during a drought. This title will be of interest to students of history and rural studies.

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