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Of all the tens of thousands of devoted women who have accompanied the grand army of pioneers into the wilderness, not one but that has been either a soldier to fight, or a laborer to toil, or a ministering angel to soothe the pains and relieve the sore wants of her companions.

Not seldom has she acted worthily in all these several capacities, fighting, toiling, and ministering by turns. If a diary of the events of their pioneer-lives had been kept by each of these brave and faithful women, what a record of toil and warfare and suffering it would present.
Woman On The American Frontier

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In the mid-1800s, a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums—many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity.

Housed in magnificent structures with lush grounds, patients participated in theatrical programs, debating societies, literary journals, schools, and religious services.

Theaters of Madness explores both the culture these rich offerings fomented and the asylum’s place in the fabric of nineteenth-century life, reanimating a time when the treatment of the insane was a central topic in debates over democracy, freedom, and modernity.

Benjamin Reiss explores the creative lives of patients and the cultural demands of their doctors.

Their frequently clashing views turned practically all of American culture—from blackface minstrel shows to the works of William Shakespeare—into a battlefield in the war on insanity. Reiss also shows how asylums touched the lives and shaped the writing of key figures, such as Emerson and Poe, who viewed the system alternately as the fulfillment of a democratic ideal and as a kind of medical enslavement.

Without neglecting this troubling contradiction, Theaters of Madness prompts us to reflect on what our society can learn from a generation that urgently and creatively tried to solve the problem of mental illness.
Theaters of Madness:
Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Wyoming was the First state in the United States that gave women the right to vote in 1869!

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Most histories highlight men's lives.

Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through the Civil War is the first one to uncover the women who helped shape history in today's California capital--then an important "hub" city of the great California Gold Rush.

Thousands upon thousands of men from all over the world descended on the region eager to find a fortune . . . but expecting to get rich quick and return home, few brought wives and families.

Two years into the Golden Immigration, less than 8% of Sacramento's residents were women.

Read intriguing cameos of respectable ladies and scandalous harlots--then experience the lives and times of six extraordinary women: Jennie Wimmer, the camp cook and laundress at the Coloma gold discovery site; Dorothea Wolfinger Zins, a Donner Party survivor who made bricks for the construction of Sacramento homes and businesses; the accomplished governor's wife Mary Zabriskie Johnson; overland pioneer Margaret Frink, church founder and dairyman's wife; Lavinia Waterhouse, successful water-cure practitioner, midwife, and fiery suffragette; and Margaret Crocker, the beloved benefactress to a maturing city.

Meticulously researched and visually written with spirit and wit, Disaster & Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush Through the Civil War is for history buffs, students, women's discussion groups, or anyone who savors an entertaining and educational read about the struggles and attainments of pioneer women.
Disaster and Triumph: Sacramento Women, Gold Rush through the Civil War

A stunningly illustrated book that celebrates the power of food throughout American history and in women's lives.

Filled with classic recipes and inspirational stories, A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove will make you think twice about the food on your plate.

Here is the first book to recount how American women have gathered, cooked, and prepared food for lovers, strangers, and family throughout the ages.

We find native women who pried nourishment from the wilderness, mothers who sold biscuits to buy their children's freedom, immigrant wives who cooked old foods in new homes to provide comfort.

From church bake sales to microwaving moms, this book is a celebration of women's lives, homes, and communities.

Over fifty recipes, from Federal Pancakes to Sweet Potato Pie, are beautifully presented along with over one hundred images from artists, photographers, and rare sources.

A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove is the shared history of all American women and the perfect gift for anyone who ever put food on the table. 140 illustrations
A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove:
A History of American Women Told through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances

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