Frontierswomen: The Iowa Experience

TitleFrontierswomen: The Iowa Experience
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsRiley, Glenda
PublisherIowa State University Press
CityAmes, IA

In Frontierswomen: The Iowa Experience, Glenda Riley examines the experience of women who came to Iowa during the state's frontier period (1830 to 1870). Riley uses diaries, letters, and memoirs, augmented by census reports, newspapers, and secondary sources, to obtain female perceptions about pioneering. Riley concludes that many myths and stereotypes about women pioneers do not apply to Iowa frontierswomen. (Review by Michael D. Gibson)

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