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Homesteading Women: An Oral History of Colorado, 1890-1950 (Twayne's Oral History Series)

Jones-Eddy, Julie

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ISBN 10: 0805791140 / ISBN 13: 9780805791143
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0805791140 Copyright 1992 Twayne Publishers. Julie Jones-Eddy. 252 numbered pages, plus contents, forward and preface. Very good soft cover book. Minor shelving wears to edges and corners of covers and spine. Minor shelving wear to right foot corner of text block. Faint scratches to covers. A small stain on back cover. Faint staining to text block. Tight, unread binding. Solid text block and clean pages. 0805791140. Packaged using bubble wrap and a sturdy cardboard box. Tracking number provided for no extra cost. Thank you for supporting our small town, family owned book store. Bookseller Inventory # MEG08051500067

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Title: Homesteading Women: An Oral History of ...

Publisher: Twayne Pub

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition:Very Good

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The popular image of the settling of the American West has primarily been of cowboys, soldiers, miners, and trappers--the white men. In Homesteading Women: An Oral History of Colorado, 1890-1950 Julie Jones-Eddy brings to light the reality of the frontier through the oral testimonies of some of the women whose strength and perseverance were essential to the establishment of families, farms, and communities in the West.
Homesteading Women is a compilation of Jones-Eddy's interviews with 47 women between the ages of 55 and 95--some married, some mothers, some employed, but all survivors of the rigors of homesteading in a demanding and, at times, hostile environment. The interviewees vividly recall frontier attitudes toward childhood, marriage, pregnancy and birth, work, health care, daily life, and death. Some of the women worked in the home, while others had roles in the fields alongside the men in addition to their domestic duties. Maintaining the home--whether it be a tent, a dugout, or a log cabin--was strenuous work, as the women had to cope with cold, altitude, and isolation, haul fuel and water, tend livestock, make preserves, soap, lard, and clothes, and generate cash with their "butter and egg" money. Outside the home, traditional gender lines were often blurred as women performed arduous tasks in caring for farm animals and working the land.
Jones-Eddy provides many of her questions along with the interviewees' answers, thereby preserving the dialogue that elicited their responses. The result is an especially warm and personal account of an era and a way of life now gone by.
Homesteading Women includes a chapter by Professor Elizabeth Jameson, coeditor of The Women's West. Jameson places the oral testimonies within a greater historical context and highlights the significant contribution these women made not only to their communities but to women's history in general.

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