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Pioneers in Petticoats


The toughest pioneers wore skirts. This selection of non-fiction celebrates the women who tamed the American West, conquered Canada’s frozen frontiers and explored the Australian Outback.

In an era when a woman’s place was in the home, these remarkable pioneer women made history, built communities and took the wild out of wilderness.

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Beth Carswell

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2 Responses to “Pioneers in Petticoats”

  1. Aging Lit Major August 8, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I highly recommend Marcia Bonta’s profile of early women naturalists in America, who often found themselves on the prairie or in the scrub of the west: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=8065155903&searchurl=an%3DMarcia%2BBonta%26sts%3Dt%26x%3D16%26y%3D12.

  2. Beth Carswell

    Thank you, ALM – sounds like a great read and one we missed!

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