“ . . . an excellent introduction to a complex subject. Anyone interested in the Midwest or in women’s history will find it a valuable resource.” —Agricultural History
“ . . . the volume as a whole invigorates the field of midwestern history.” —Wisconsin Magazine of History
“ . . . examines four centuries of Midwestern women’s history, including urban and rural, frontier settlers and American Indians, Mexican and European migrants. The book mixes telling anecdotes with scholarly research.” —Indianapolis Star
Writing about four centuries of midwestern women’s history, including urban, rural, and frontier women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexicanas, as well as European migrants, essayists discuss ways midwestern women’s lives resemble those women of other regions and ways in which their lives are distinctive. By addressing a broad range of questions about the lives of midwestern women this volume encourages further research of this neglected but important group. The volume also includes a lengthy bibliography.