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Women of the Frontier

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Women of the Frontier

16 Tales of Trailblazing Homesteaders, Entrepreneurs, and Rabble-Rousers

By Brandon Marie Miller

Chicago Review Press, Hardcover, 9781883052973, 256pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2013

An Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People
Using journal entries, letters home, and song lyrics, the women of the West speak for themselves in these tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Women such as Amelia Stewart Knight traveling on the Oregon Trail, homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, actress Adah Isaacs Menken, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political activist Mary Lease are introduced to readers through their harrowing stories of journeying across the plains and mountains to unknown land. Recounting the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region as well as how they adapted to their new lives and the rugged, often dangerous landscape, this exploration also offers resources for further study and reveals how these influential women tamed the Wild West.

About the Author
Brandon Marie Miller is the author of "Benjamin Franklin, American Genius";" George Washington for Kids"; and "Thomas Jefferson for Kids." She has received a dozen national awards for her writing. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Praise For Women of the Frontier

“Comprehensive” and “fascinating.”—

"Gripping...[a] strong, engaging narrative"—Booklist

“A  thoughtful and attractive presentation of a complex and intriguing topic.”—Kirkus Reviews