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Women of the frontier
Sundling, Charles W.
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Abdo Pub. Co., 2000.
Physical Description:
32 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 26 cm.
Describes the experiences of women who went west in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.1 0.5 4879.
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F596 .S934 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
F596 .S934 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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In this series readers are guided through the lives of the people that pushed westward and expanded a new nation from sea to shining sea.
-- Easy-to-read maps trace the routes of explorers
-- Fact-filled text brings the day-to-day struggles of pioneers to life
-- Supports American history, geography, and Native American history curriculum

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 2-5-Good starting points for children who are studying life in the early West. Sundling explains that cowboys came from many different backgrounds, and describes cattle drives and tools and accessories of the trade. Illustrations include full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions as well as two maps. Pair this title with Andrew Santella's The Chisholm Trail (Children's, 1997) for a combined social and historical perspective of the life of the cowboy. In Women, the author discusses the reasons for moving West, and the harsh lives women experienced during the trek as well as in their new land. Recreational activities such as reading, dancing, and social events are described. Courtship customs, including dating and marriage, are compared to today's practices. The information is similar to that in Judith Alter's Women of the Old West (Watts, 1989), but Sundling provides a helpful map of the movement west. The black-and-white reproductions add a true sense of history to the writing; unfortunately, the full-color photos of reenactments are not always identified as such, which may mislead children. -Elizabeth Maggio, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.