ENGL348F - Literary Works by Women: Women on the Frontier
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0101 - Leigh Ryan
With its expanses of prairies and rugged mountains, broad sky and dusty trails, the American West long embodied the hopes and dreams of many different people. Through fiction and nonfiction, we will focus specifically on women's participation in the frontier experience, and on the insights that their stories and history offer into our national past. We will look at what pioneer women imagined as they anticipated their journeys and what they experienced as they traveled and settled in the West, and we will examine the roles that Native American women played in the land that was originally theirs. Assignments will include two shorter research papers and one long research paper.