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By Kenneth L. Holmes,Michael L. Tate

The diaries and letters of girls who braved the overland trails in the course of the nice nineteenth-century westward migration are precious records within the learn of the yankee West. those 8 firsthand money owed are one of the best ever written. They have been chosen for the facility with which they painting the worry, event, and boundless love for family and friends that characterised the overland event. a few have been written with the expert pens of proficient ladies. Others undergo the marks of crude cabin studying, with archaic and inventive spelling and a simplicity of expression. All show the profound impression the westward trek had on those women.

For too lengthy those diaries and letters have been secreted away in attics and basements or gathered airborne dirt and dust at the cabinets of manuscript collections around the nation. Their book supplies us a clean standpoint at the pioneer experience.

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