Plains Woman

Plains Woman : The Diary of Martha Farnsworth, 1882-1922

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"Among the numerous diaries published recently as scholars probe women's history, Farnsworth's is a real find." -Sally Mitchell"The publication now of books like Martha Farnsworth's has contributed to radical revisions of women's history and reassessment of women's skills as writers." -Elizabeth Hampsten"... superb edition of the diary of Kansas pioneer Martha Farnsworth... a fact-filled, revealing account of an extraordinary-but-ordinary woman... " -American Quarterly"... the inside story of a women's life in the middle of America... " -Bloomsbury ReviewA Kansas teacher, housewife, photographer, and suffragist, Martha Farnsworth compulsively recorded her life in middle America during a period of tremendous social and cultural change.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 154.9 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 544.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204801
  • 9780253204806

Table of contents

List of IllustrationsIntroductionAcknowledgmentsEditorial NoteThe Diary of Martha Farnsworth, 1882-1922EpilogueNotesIndexshow more

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"Among the numerous diaries published recently as scholars probe women's history, Farnsworth's is a real find." Sally Mitchell "The publication now of books like Martha Farnsworth's has contributed to radical revisions of women's history and reassessment of women's skills as writers." Elizabeth Hampsten " ... superb edition of the diary of Kansas pioneer Martha Farnsworth ... a fact-filled, revealing account of an extraordinary-but-ordinary woman ... " American Quarterly " ... the inside story of a women's life in the middle of America ... " Bloomsbury Reviewshow more

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