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The Resource Prairie women : images in American and Canadian fiction, Carol Fairbanks

Prairie women : images in American and Canadian fiction, Carol Fairbanks

Label
Prairie women : images in American and Canadian fiction
Title
Prairie women
Title remainder
images in American and Canadian fiction
Statement of responsibility
Carol Fairbanks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Images of the frontier woman as long-suffering, worn, and alienated from the landscape pervade our historical and literary consciousness. Such images, however, which represent only one aspect of women's lives on the prairies, are most often found in the works of male novelists and historians. This book is based on an examination of over one hundred works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. The descriptions of relationships between white women and Indians force us to rethink the traditional stereotypes of antagonism and fear on the part of white women and to recognize that some women not only made friends among Indians but preferred the Indian lifestyle. Above all, its vividly demonstrated that many women viewed the prairie with affection: as their home, as a source of imagination and creativity, and for some as a sacred place of healing. -- from book jacket
  • Images of the frontier woman as long-suffering, worn, and alienated from the landscape pervade our historical and literary consciousness. Such images, however, which represent only one aspect of women's lives on the prairies, are most often found in the works of male novelists and historians. This book is based on an examination of over one hundred works from the frontier era to the present, all written by American and Canadian women who lived long periods of their lives on the prairies. The works provide new insights into women's roles on the frontier, their ordeals, and the factors behind their decisions to stay on prairie farms and in prairie towns. The descriptions of relationships between white women and Indians force us to rethink the traditional stereotypes of antagonism and fear on the part of white women and to recognize that some women not only made friends among Indians but preferred the Indian lifestyle. Above all, its vividly demonstrated that many women viewed the prairie with affection: as their home, as a source of imagination and creativity, and for some as a sacred place of healing. -- from book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fairbanks, Carol
Dewey number
813/.009/352042
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS273
LC item number
.F34 1986
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • American fiction
  • Canadian fiction
  • Authors, Canadian
  • Authors, American
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • Feminist fiction
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • Women pioneers in literature
  • Rural women in literature
  • Prairies in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Prairie Provinces
  • North America
  • Middle West
  • Roman américain
  • Roman canadien
  • Femmes dans la littérature
  • Pionnières dans la littérature
  • Prairies dans la littérature
  • Écrits de femmes américains
  • Écrits de femmes canadiens
Label
Prairie women : images in American and Canadian fiction, Carol Fairbanks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 277-293
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Women and the prairie landscape -- First wave of women -- White women and Indians -- Second wave of women -- The prairie town -- Prairie born, prairie bred -- "Miyopayiwin"-the unity of all things under sky
Control code
12695597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780300033748
Lccn
85022616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)857327
Label
Prairie women : images in American and Canadian fiction, Carol Fairbanks
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 277-293
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Women and the prairie landscape -- First wave of women -- White women and Indians -- Second wave of women -- The prairie town -- Prairie born, prairie bred -- "Miyopayiwin"-the unity of all things under sky
Control code
12695597
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 300 pages
Isbn
9780300033748
Lccn
85022616
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)857327

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