Plains Woman

Plains Woman

The Diary of Martha Farnsworth, 1882–1922
Edited by Marlene Springer and Haskell Springer
Distribution: World
Publication date: 2/1/1988
Format: paper 352 pages
ISBN: 978-0-253-20480-6
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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.

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The Diary of Martha Farnsworth, 1882-1922