Letters of a Woman Homesteader

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

This towering classic of American frontier life paints a candid portrait of a young widow's work, travels, neighbors, and harsh existence on a Wyoming ranch in the early 1900s. Six original illustrations by N.C. Wyeth.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader Scholar s Choice Edition

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader   Scholar s Choice Edition

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Letters of a Woman Homesteader

It is a novel about a young widowed mother who has accepted a job to assist with a dairy farm in Wyoming. In this collection of letters she describes her experiences at new job to former employer, Mrs. Coney.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader

It is a novel about a young widowed mother who has accepted a job to assist with a dairy farm in Wyoming. In this collection of letters she describes her experiences at new job to former employer, Mrs. Coney. Pruitt's charming descriptions of work, travels, neighbours, animals, land and sky have an authentic feel. Her writings are clear, witty and entertaining. Captivating!

Letters of a Woman Homesteader VOL 2

Special Edition for Low Vision Readers In 1909, a widow and mother set off into Wyoming. This is part two of her first-hand account of being a homesteader.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader VOL 2

Special Edition for Low Vision Readers In 1909, a widow and mother set off into Wyoming. This is part two of her first-hand account of being a homesteader. About Super Large Print All our books are published with a font designed for maximum readability at twice the size of traditional Large Print books. You can see a sample of Super Large Print at superlargeprint.com KEEP ON READING!

Letters of a Woman Homesteader VOL 3

Special Edition for Low Vision Readers In 1909, a widow and mother set off into Wyoming. This is the conclusion of her first-hand account of being a homesteader.

Letters of a Woman Homesteader VOL 3

Special Edition for Low Vision Readers In 1909, a widow and mother set off into Wyoming. This is the conclusion of her first-hand account of being a homesteader. About Super Large Print All our books are published with a font designed for maximum readability at twice the size of traditional Large Print books. You can see a sample of Super Large Print at superlargeprint.com KEEP ON READING!

The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader

Among the most engaging accounts of life in the American West, Elinore Pruitt Stewart related her adventures on an isolated Wyoming homestead with vividness, gusto, and sympathy.

The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader

Among the most engaging accounts of life in the American West, Elinore Pruitt Stewart related her adventures on an isolated Wyoming homestead with vividness, gusto, and sympathy. Now, we go beyond her published letters to examine the life behind the words. Photographs.

Letters on an Elk Hunt

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Letters on an Elk Hunt


The Wyoming Ranch Letters

"Elinore's life as the couple struggled to run their ranch and raise their family on the Wyoming prairie was a harsh one, but her books show it to be a life full of encounters with notable and memorable characters and rich in variety and ...

The Wyoming Ranch Letters

An authentic voice from the western frontier Elinore Pruitt Stewart is renowned for her books 'Letters of a Woman Homesteader' and its sequel 'Letters on an Elk Hunt, ' both of which are included in this Leonaur good value, two-in-one edition. Born in 1876 in the Oklahoma Indian Territory, the oldest of nine children, by the time she was 30 years old she had married Harry Rupert and was the widowed mother of a baby daughter. Three years later Elinore answered an advertisement for a housekeeper for rancher Henry Stewart at Burntfork, Wyoming. She filed a claim on 160 acres of land adjacent to Stewart's property and the couple were married soon afterwards. Elinore's life as the couple struggled to run their ranch and raise their family on the Wyoming prairie, was a harsh one, but her books show it be a life full of encounters with notable and memorable characters and rich in variety and experience. She has left us a rewarding, charming and poignant insight into the lives of American settlers who carved a living and a nation out of the western states. Her story epitomises the spirit of the pioneer women who tamed a wilderness and will resonate with everyone who enjoys reading about the lives of those determined to triumph over adversity. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Montana Women Homesteaders

By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

Montana Women Homesteaders

By shedding light on Montana's first women homesteaders--determined 19th- and early 20th-century pioneers--Carter reveals inspiring stories filled with joy, tragedy, and redemption.

The American West

Single Women Homesteaders: The Perplexing Case of Elinore Pruitt Stewart
Sherry L. Smith nore Pruitt Stewart wrote in 1913, “I feel like urging them ...
Elinore Pruitt Stewart, Letters of a Woman Homesteader (1914; Boston, 1982),
214-15.

The American West

The American West in history and for historians is a contested place. At one time, Frederick Jackson Turner's frontier thesis was the center of historical explanation of all of American history. For the present generation of American historians, the American West is a contested place where arguments about place, process, multi-culturalism, gender, environment, urbanization, and law focus popular and professional attention. This collection of published articles provides readers with both the traditional interpretations of the West and the "New West" view of the significance of place for people and events. The editors heavily emphasize gender and law in the analysis of each of the volumes. The volumes in this set are also available individually. Volume 1. Where is the West? (0-813-3456-7) Volume 2. Racial Encounters in the Multi-cultured West (0-8153-3457-5) Volume 3. The Gendered West (0-8153-3458-3) Volume 4. Environmental Problems in America's Garden of Eden (0-8153-3458-3) Volume 5. The Urban West (0-8153-3460-5) Volume 6. Law in the West (0-8153-3461-3)

The Homestead Act of 1862

Within six months of the Homestead Act's passage, 224,500 acres (90,852 ha)
were claimed in Kansas and Nebraska alone. The Call for Settlers ... In Letters of
a Woman Homesteader; Elinore Pruitt Stewart, who homesteaded in Oklahoma
in ...

The Homestead Act of 1862

Primary source documents discuss the creation of the Homestead Act that allowed pioneers headed West a piece of land to settle on and build a new life.

Playing House in the American West

—elinore Pruitt stewart, Letters of a Woman Homesteader Like Kirkland's
chronicle of life in michigan and Clappe's gold camp let- ters, elinore Pruitt
stewart's Letters of a Woman Homesteader describes “a New home.” it does not,
however, ...

Playing House in the American West

Examining an eclectic group of western women’s autobiographical texts—canonical and otherwise—Playing House in the American West argues for a distinct regional literary tradition characterized by strategic representations of unconventional domestic life. The controlling metaphor Cathryn Halverson uses in her engrossing study is “playing house.” From Caroline Kirkland and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Willa Cather and Marilynne Robinson, from the mid-nineteenth to the late-twentieth centuries, western authors have persistently embraced wayward or eccentric housekeeping to prove a woman’s difference from western neighbors and eastern readers alike. The readings in Playing House investigate the surprising textual ends to which westerners turn the familiar terrain of the home: evaluating community; arguing for different conceptions of race and class; and perhaps most especially, resisting traditional gender roles. Western women writers, Halverson argues, render the home as a stage for autonomy, resistance, and imagination rather than as a site of sacrifice and obligation. The western women examined in Playing House in the American West are promoted and read as representatives of a region, as insiders offering views of distant and intriguing ways of life, even as they conceive of themselves as outsiders. By playing with domestic conventions, they recast the region they describe, portraying the West as a place that fosters female agency, individuality, and subjectivity.

Sweetwater County

Letters of a Woman Homesteader was published in 1914 and Letters on an Elk
Hunt by a Woman Homesteader in 1915 . Arriving in Burnt Fork in 1909 , Elinore
was to be Clyde Stewart ' s housekeeper . She staked a claim next to Clyde ' s ...

Sweetwater County

People have existed in southwestern Wyoming for thousands of years, yet most lacked the heartiness to settle there. Fur trappers were among the first to explore the area's natural resources, but more importantly, they mapped the frontier, allowing westward expansion along the Oregon, California, Mormon, Cherokee, and Overland trails. Sweetwater County was formed in 1868, with the organization of the Wyoming Territory, and South Pass City became the county seat. A waning gold industry in South Pass caused the county seat to be relocated to Sweetwater County in 1875. Ironically, the Sweetwater River and South Pass City would end up in Fremont County and, in typical boom-and-bust fashion, gold went out and coal was in. Miners were needed, so coal camps were established and workers ultimately settled in Sweetwater County with their families. In the 1930s, Rock Springs became a melting pot, boasting 56 nationalities at the high school. The oil, natural gas, and mining industries continue this boom-and-bust cycle even today.

Gun Women

Elinore Pruitt Stewart followed up her immensely popular Wyoming memoir,
Letters of a Woman Homesteader (1914), in 1915 with Letters on an Elk Hunt. In
her autobiography Cross Creek (1942), Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, author of the ...

Gun Women

Women, we are told, should not own guns. Women, we are told, are more likely to be injured by their own guns than to fend off an attack themselves. This "fact" is rooted in a fundamental assumption of female weakness and vulnerability. Why should a woman not be every bit as capable as a man of using a firearm in self-defense? And yet the reality is that millions of American women--somewhere between 11,000,000 and 17,000,000--use guns confidently and competently every day. Women are hunting, using firearms in their work as policewomen and in the military, shooting for sport, and arming themselves for personal security in ever-increasing numbers. What motivates women to possess firearms? What is their relationship to their guns? And who exactly are these women? Crucially, can a woman be a gun-owner and a feminist too? Women's growing tendency to arm themselves has in recent years been political fodder for both the right and the left. Female gun owners are frequently painted as "trying to be like men" (the conservative perspective) or "capitulating to patriarchal ideas about power" (the liberal critique). Eschewing the polar extremes in the heated debate over gun ownership and gun control, and linking firearms and feminism in novel fashion, Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster here cut through the rhetoric to paint a precise and unflinching account of America's gun women.

Cowboy Poets Cowboy Poetry

... ranches and in rodeo , I could find fewer than three dozen first - person
narratives by women in ranch culture , and those had been published over a
period of eighty years . Only threeElinore Pruitt Stewart ' s Letters of a Woman
Homesteader ...

Cowboy Poets   Cowboy Poetry

This book offers the first in-depth examination of a distinctive and community-based tradition rich with larger-than-life heroes, vivid occupational language, humor, and unblinking encounters with birth, death, nature, and animals in the poetry.

The Era of Industrial Growth and Foreign Expansion

Women's Diaries of the Westward Journey. Spargo, John. The Bitter Cry of the
Children. Stevenson, Robert Louis. Across the Plains. Stewart, Elinore Pruitt.
Letters of a Woman Homesteader Stratton, Joanne L. Pioneer Women: Voices
from the ...

The Era of Industrial Growth and Foreign Expansion

Reproducible student activities cover colonial experiences, including interaction with Native Americans, family and social life, the beginnings of slavery, and the seeds democracy.

Handbook of American Women s History

Handbook of American Women s History

This exceptional reference presents short articles on key people, events, and ideas that have shaped the history of women in the United States. Thoroughly revised and updated, the second edition features more than 100 new entries as well as, for the first time, photographs and artwork illustrating key concepts. Aimed at librarians, students, and teachers, the Handbook of American Women's History provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary view of a fascinating field of study. Arranged alphabetically, each entry is accompanied by a bibliography of primary and secondary sources to which interested readers can turn for more information. Editors Angela M. Howard and Frances M. Kavenik also provide an extensive subject/name index and end-of-entry cross-referencing to make the book an invaluable resource.

Hollywood s West

... Alan Lady Takes a Chance, A (film, 1943) Lakota Woman:Siege at Wounded
Knee (film, 1994) Lamarr, Hedy LAmour, ... at Saber River Leone, Sergio Lerner
and Loewe Letters of a Woman Homesteader (Stewart) Levine, Nat Levi-Strauss,
 ...

Hollywood s West

Hollywood's West examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American identity and history. Seventeen essays by prominent film scholars illuminate the allure of life on the edge of civilization and analyze how this region has been represented on big and small screens. Differing characterizations of the frontier in modern popular culture reveal numerous truths about American consciousness and provide insights into many classic Western films and television programs, from RKO's 1931 classic Cimarron to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Covering topics such as the portrayal of race, women, myth, and nostalgia, Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of how Westerns have shaped our nation's opinions and beliefs -- often using the frontier as metaphor for contemporary issues.