Writings of Farm Women, 1840-1940 : An Anthology Hardback
Edited by Carol Fairbanks, Bergine Haakenson
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Rural History series
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Originally published in 1990. The stories of the homesteaders, ranchers, and farm women included in this anthology describe both the ordinary and the extraordinary.
The writers discuss many different aspects of rural life such as farming techniques, religious beliefs, and politics.
They also explore such situations as near-starvation during a blizzard, the destruction of crops and the dispossession of a farm family during a drought.
This title will be of interest to students of history and rural studies.