|Plot Summary of Women's Journals of the Westward Journey|
This book is about the women who traveled on the Oregon Trail. Their husbands were farmers (for the most part) who wanted to get free land in Oregon, and some wanted to split off onto the trail to California to get gold. There were also tradesmen (blacksmiths, wagon makers, etc., for example), and there were also a few doctors. Indian attacks weren't as frequent in the first two stages of emigration, but after 1860 (or thereabouts), there were some Indian attacks. One of the women whose journals were published had a problem with Indian attacks once.
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|Chapter Analysis of Women's Journals of the Westward Journey|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Kind Of History
Time of history:
- 19th century
History of a journey/colonization?
Kind of journey?
- foot travel
Subjects of this Historical Account
Is the portrayal sympathetic?
- Somewhat sympathetic
From a certain profession/group?
Intelligence of subject of
- Pacific NW
Part of a series?
How much gore?
- 2 ()
How fast-paced is the book?
- 2 ()
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel...
- in awe
How much focus on stories of individuals?
- Focuses on brief history of a lot of players
How much romance?
- 1 ()
Minor characters feature lots of:
- A handful
- Necessary maps provided
Length of book
- 250-300 pages
How much emphasis on small details?
- 3 ()
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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