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An absorbing, often deeply personal account...highly recommended --Midwest Book Review
Sarah Carter is a professor and H. M. Tory Chair at the University of Alberta s history and classics department and a member of the faculty of Native studies. A specialist in western Canadian history, she crossed the forty-ninth parallel to compare land policies in the western United States and western Canada. Her books include The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada, Aboriginal People and Colonizers of Western Canada, and Capturing Women: The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada's Prairie West. The winner of the 2006 Joan Jensen Darlis Miller Prize for the best article published about women in the Trans-Mississippi West, Carter became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2007.
Very interesting and fascinating to read the struggles and hardships, with little joy, right from these women's own letters and diaries. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Savivi
This gave a good background that must have been similar to my grandmother's experience.Published 7 months ago by RMJ.
I bought this for my grandmother who was raised in Montana as a birthday gift. She loved it! She read it on only two evenings and really enjoyed the memories of homesteading. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dawn Ze Mamma
This book has some fascinating accounts of the hardships endured by early 20th century single women homesteaders. Some of the writing is rather dry; others are very well written. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Barbara Cordello
I don't know how they stood the hardships and the tedium, and the grueling work, but I'm sure glad they settled our area so we could enjoy it later!Published 16 months ago by melanie