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The Resource Writing the trail : five women's frontier narratives, Deborah Lawrence

Writing the trail : five women's frontier narratives, Deborah Lawrence

Label
Writing the trail : five women's frontier narratives
Title
Writing the trail
Title remainder
five women's frontier narratives
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Lawrence
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "For a long time, the American West was mainly identified with white masculinity, but as more women's narratives of westward expansion came to light, scholars revised purely patriarchal interpretations. Writing the Trail continues in this vein by providing a comparative literary analysis of five frontier narratives - Susan Magoffin's Down the Santa Fe Trail and into Mexico, Sarah Royce's A Frontier Lady, Louise Clappe's The Shirley Letters, Eliza Farnham's California, In-doors and Out, and Lydia Spencer's I Married a Soldier - to explore the ways in which women's responses to the western environment differed from men's."
  • "Because critics tend to consider nineteenth-century women's writings as confirmations of home and stability, they overlook aspects of women's textualizations of themselves that are dynamic and contingent on movement through space. As the narratives in Writing the Trail illustrate, women's frontier writings depict geographical, spiritual, and psychological movement. By tracing the journeys of Magoffin, Royce, Clappe, Farnham, and Lane, readers are exposed to the subversive strength of travel writing and come to a new understanding of gender roles on the nineteenth-century frontier."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawrence, Deborah
Dewey number
978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F596
LC item number
.L425 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Women pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
  • First person narrative
  • American literature
  • Women
  • Sex role in literature
  • Sex role
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Writing the trail : five women's frontier narratives, Deborah Lawrence
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wandering princess on the Santa Fe Trail / Susan Shelby Magoffin -- A narrative of frontier housekeeping / Sarah Bayliss Royce -- A feminine view of the elephant / Louise Smith Clappe -- At home in the California wilderness / Eliza Burhans Farnham -- The tender recollecitons of an old soldier / Lydia Spencer Lane
Control code
67405704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781587295096
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006045612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781587295096
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Writing the trail : five women's frontier narratives, Deborah Lawrence
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [145]-154) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A wandering princess on the Santa Fe Trail / Susan Shelby Magoffin -- A narrative of frontier housekeeping / Sarah Bayliss Royce -- A feminine view of the elephant / Louise Smith Clappe -- At home in the California wilderness / Eliza Burhans Farnham -- The tender recollecitons of an old soldier / Lydia Spencer Lane
Control code
67405704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
158 pages
Isbn
9781587295096
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006045612
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781587295096
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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