The women who homesteaded the West

Hensley, Marcia
April 2007
High Country News;4/2/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 6, p31
The article focuses on the involvement of women in homesteading in the U.S. According to the author, historians estimate that some 12 percent of homesteaders in some states were single women. She pointed that what the historians mean to say is that women nowadays can do many things as what men does. The author said that women homesteaders were not necessarily at young age since it has proven by the present homesteaders that they can still do the works as a homesteader. Moreover, the author refers a book which focuses on the history of women's involvement in homesteading.


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