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Hearts West: True Stories Of Mail-Order Brides On The Frontier, By Chr - $10 (Lake Ridge, VA)


condition: like new

Condition: Brand New
Publication Year: 2005
Region: American Frontier
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, T.H.E.
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Country: United States
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Age Level: Adults
Topic: 19th Century
ISBN: 9780762727568

Product Information
Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, New York Times bestselling book Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of their youth and sometimes their lives. Desperate to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, men sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship. One way for men living on the frontier to meet women was through subscriptions to heart-and-hand clubs. The men received newspapers with information, and sometimes photographs, about women, with whom they corresponded. Eventually, a man might convince a woman to join him in the West, and in matrimony. Social status, political connections, money, companionship, or security were often considered more than love in these arrangements.

Weight 0.4 Oz
Width 6in.
Height 0.4in.
Length 9in.

Additional Product Features
Format Perfect
Dewey Edition 22
Table of Contents:
(1) Introduction
(2) Mary Richardson & Elkanah Walker
(3) Eleanor Berry & Louis Dreielbis
(4) Asa Mercer
(5) Matrimonial News
(6) Phoebe Harrington & William Silbaugh
(7) The Forlorn Bride
(8) Bethenia Owens-Adair & Legrand Hill
(9) The Benton Brides
(10) A Happy Ride
(11) Rachel Bella Kahn & Abraham Calof
(12) Elinore Pruitt & Clyde Stewart
(13) Trouble on a Bridal Tour
(14) The Red Stocking Snoozers
(15) Eliza Farnham
(16) Bridal Couples
(17) Kathleen Forrestall
(18) The New Plan
(19) Afterword
(20) Bibliography

Illustrated Yes
Dewey Decimal 306.82
Age Level Trade
Copyright Date 2005
Author Chris Enss
Lc Classification Number Hq802.E575 2005
Lccn 2005-046363

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