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Author Georgi-Findlay, Brigitte.

Title The frontiers of women's writing : women's narratives and the rhetoric of westward expansion / Brigitte Georgi-Findlay
Published Tucson : University of Arizona Press, [1996]


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 W'PONDS  809.99287 G3522/F  AVAILABLE
Description xx, 349 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: American Literature, Westward Expansion, and Imperial Meaning-Making -- Pt. 1. Surveyors of the Terrain, 1830-1860. 1. Traveling and Settling on the Prairies. Caroline Kirkland and the Mapping of Social Space. Women Writers and the Social Construction of Nature. Gender and Race: Configurations of the Other. 2. Women on the Overland Trails. Looking Back over the Years. Trying to Make Sense of It All. Susan Magoffin on the Santa Fe Trail -- Pt. 2. Army Women, Tourists, and Mythmakers, 1860-1890. 3. Women and the Rhetoric of Indian War. Women's Narratives of Army Life. Insecure Terrains: Mapping the Geographies of Gender, Race, and Culture. Inside Looking Out: Indian War, Commercialism, and Private Space. Female Powerlessness and the Domestication of the Indian Man. White Women among Indians: Interactions and Interventions. 4. Touring and Mapping the West. Traveling Ladies. In Search of "the Real Thing": Touring the Reservation
Voices from the Far West: Engendering California and Oregon. Women Writers and the Creation of a California Myth. The (Re)-Discovery of the Southwest. Female Primitivism: Caroline Leighton at Puget Sound -- Pt. 3. Missionaries, Reformers, and New Women, 1890-1930. 5. The West as a Female Mission? White Women and the Transformation of the American Indian. Women and the Rhetoric of Indian Reform. White Women Missionaries in the Dakotas. Elaine Goodale Eastman among the Sioux. Innocents Abroad: Two Field Matrons on the Klamath River. Reminiscing the Old West, Creating the New. Conclusion
Summary A study of American women's writings about the West between 1830 and 1930 reviews the diaries of the overland trails; letters and journals of the wives of army officers during the Indian wars; professional travel writings, and late 19th- and early 20th-century accounts of missionaries and teachers on Indian reservations
Analysis American prose literature History and criticism West (U.S.)
American prose literature Women authors History and criticism
Culture conflict in literature
Frontier and pioneer life in literature
Indians in literature
Literature and anthropology West (U.S.)
United States Territorial expansion Historiography
West (U.S.) Intellectual life
Women and literature West (U.S.)
Women pioneers in literature
Women, White, in literature
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued online
Subject American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- West (U.S.) -- History and criticism.
Culture conflict in literature.
Frontier and pioneer life in literature.
Indians in literature.
Literature and anthropology -- United States -- History.
Women, White, in literature.
Women and literature -- United States -- History.
Literature and anthropology -- West (U.S.)
Women and literature -- West (U.S.)
Women pioneers in literature.
United States -- Territorial expansion -- Historiography.
West (U.S.) -- Intellectual life.
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 95032502
ISBN 0816515964 (cloth : alk. paper)
0816515972 (paper : alk. paper)