A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1986
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 Review
A Kansas teacher, housewife, photographer, and suffragist, Martha Farnsworth compulsively recorded her life in middle America during a period of tremendous social and cultural change.