Some Went West Dorothy M Johnson Vintage Women Homesteading Settler History Book. First edition, 1st printing. 1965. Book is in excellent condition with light wear to cover. No markings. Not remaindered. DJ is in very good shape with a few small tears along edges. Dust jacket is protected in removable mylar cover. Ships in a box and packaged with care.
By DOROTHY M. JOHNSON Illustrated with photographs
By wagon train, river boat, stagecoach, and railroad, on horseback and on foot, many women went west. Some went to work and some to marry, some followed adventure, some were dedicated, and some were captured by Indians.
Almost anybody can name several western frontiersmen, but what about these women who went west? Few of them gained fame outside their own communities. Most of them attended strictly to the business of women- keeping up their menfolks' courage; rearing their children; tending to their everyday duties of making soap, candles, and yeast; cooking, washing, ironing, and sewing, with no modern conveniences. Many of them did face danger and were afraid sometimes. They had good reasons to be afraid!
Dorothy M. Johnson, long an authority on the West, writes: "This book is about some of the women who went west. They may not have felt heroic, but they weren't cowards. They were not all physically strong, but they weren't weaklings in spirit. And they certainly weren't average, except in this: They loyally went along because they were needed. Women still do this. Sometimes courage is only normal."