Diaries and letters written by women on the Oregon Trail in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War
Kenneth L. Holmes was a professor of history at Western Oregon State College. He edited and compiled Covered Wagon Women, drawing on archives and private sources. An associate professor of history at Southern Methodist University, Sherry L. Smith is the author of The View from Officers' Row: Army Perceptions of Western Indians.
"The diaries and letters . . . throb with excitement, pain, and
mind-boggling determination."-Kliatt * Kliatt *
"An outstanding collection of primary sources written by women moving west."-Wagon Tracks * Wagon Tracks *