On Sidesaddles to Heaven: The Women of the Rocky Mountain Mission

On Sidesaddles to Heaven: The Women of the Rocky Mountain Mission
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ISBN10:
0870043846
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Pages:
256
ISBN13:
9780870043840
Goodreads Rating:
4.00
Published:
January 1st 1998 by Caxton Press

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Laurie Winn Carlson analyzes the lives of the first six white women—missionary wives—to cross the Rocky Mountains, offering a fresh and sometimes startling view of these pioneers. At a time when a woman's fortune and future was tied to the man she married, four of the six women married virtual strangers, on short notice, with no financial security. Why did they take such a gamble?