Women's Place on the American Frontier

  title={Women's Place on the American Frontier},
  author={Margaret A. Walsh},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={241 - 255}
  • M. Walsh
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • History
  • Journal of American Studies
Women's traditional place on the American frontier has been as invisible helpmate or at best as some shadowy figure who appeared occasionally when describing pioneer homes and lifestyles. Until recently, historians followed the individualistic and linear progression of Frederick Jackson Turner westward across the continent and found no need to discuss the activities of both sexes. Euro-American men were fully capable of explaining the frontier, both as authors and as subjects. But the American… 
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