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.