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Women's Voices from the Oregon Trail: The Times that Tried Women's Souls and a Guide to Women's History Along the Oregon Trail (Women of the West) 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0963483980
ISBN-10: 0963483986
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"A grand book...a vivid picture of life on the trails." -- William Bullard, Former Administrator, National Frontier Trails Center, Independence, MO

"Finely crafted, clean, engaging." -- Lillian Schlissel, Professor Emerita, American Studies, Brooklyn College

"This is the way people should learn history--through the lives of real people." -- Riane Eisler, author, The Chalice and the Blade; Sacred Pleasure

About the Author

Susan G. Butruille's writing career began with a fishing column for an Alaskan newspaper. Since then, she has published widely in newspapers and magazines and edited publications for the Council of American Embroiderers, the American University, and the National Society for Training and Development. The author is a seasoned keynote speaker and workshop presenter. A native of Colorado, Butruille has lived in Wyoming, Alaska, Washington, DC, Oregon, and Washington state.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Tamarack Books; 2 edition (June 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963483986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963483980
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,670,321 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Susan Butruille has captured the feeling behind the women's hard covered exterior on the Oregon Trail. This book touched me deeplyin the way that I cried during reading of the book and thought about the book many times after reading it. I read this book in two days and since then have visioned it while living my life here in 2002. I have felt so much for the reallife women of the diaries in this book that I talked about it with my husband and simple things that used to get him or me in a tizzy before I read this book now seem so trivial and unimportant. I think that this book changed my life, the way I look at life in a way that I appreciate way more than I did before I read this book and think much about how wagon women would solve a problem that I have daily and if they would have had that problem (via computers or toasters) at all because everything was so much more primitive, necessary and simple YET hard and trying and exhausting back then.
In two words I have for anyone thinking about buying this book is PLEASE DO ..... it will enrich your life. It did Mine.
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This is a poignant and moving book. It is well constructed. It addresses the daily activities, as well as the overall significance, of women on the Oregon Trail. The book weaves together (and is centered around) excerpts from diaries and other first hand writings. Hearing the stories from those who experienced the journey was an emotional and educational treat.
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Susan Butruille has captured the feeling behind the women's hard covered exterior on the Oregon Trail. This book touched me deeplyin the way that I cried during reading of the book and thought about the book many times after reading it. I read this book in two days and since then have visioned it while living my life here in 2002. I have felt so much for the reallife women of the diaries in this book that I talked about it with my husband and simple things that used to get him or me in a tizzy before I read this book now seem so trivial and unimportant. I think that this book changed my life, the way I look at life in a way that I appreciate way more than I did before I read this book and think much about how wagon women would solve a problem that I have daily and if they would have had that problem (via computers or toasters) at all because everything was so much more primitive, necessary and simple YET hard and trying and exhausting back then.
In two words I have for anyone thinking about buying this book is PLEASE DO ..... it will enrich your life. It did Mine.
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If you are interested in the day to day lives of women as they walked the Oregon Trail, you'll enjoy this book.
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By Mimi on January 15, 2014
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I never fail to be impressed by the struggles encountered by those brave women who were willing to risk it all to settle parts of our country and begin new lives in unfamiliar surroundings. Great read!
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