Pioneer Woman

Author: Elizabeth Helen Thompson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773508323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 199

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In The Backwoods of Canada and The Canadian Settler's Guide, Catherine Parr Traill described a pioneer woman's role on the Ontario frontier, presenting an idealized portrait of the Canadian woman pioneer in the mid-nineteenth century. By transposing this figure into fiction, Traill managed to create what was, in effect, a new fictional character type: the pioneer woman.

Writing the Pioneer Woman

Author: Janet Floyd

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826262651

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 1993

Focusing on a series of autobiographical texts, published and private, well known and obscure, Writing the Pioneer Woman examines the writing of domestic life on the nineteenth-century North American frontier. In an attempt to determine the meanings found in the pioneer woman's everyday writings -- from records of recipes to descriptions of washing floors -- Janet Floyd explores domestic details in the autobiographical writing of British and Anglo-American female emigrants.

Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Woman

Author: Dona Herweck Rice

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1493837982

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1837

The Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Woman primary source reader builds literacy skills while offering engaging content across social studies subject areas. Primary source documents provide an intimate glimpse into what life was like during the 1800s. This nonfiction reader can be purposefully differentiated for various reading levels and learning styles. It contains text features to increase academic vocabulary and comprehension, from captions and bold print to index and glossary. The "Your Turn!" activity will continue to challenge students as they extend their learning. This text aligns to state standards as well as McREL, WIDA/TESOL, and the NCSS/C3 Framework.

A Pioneer Woman Doctor's Life

Author: Dr. Bethenia Angelina Owens-Adair



Category: History

Page: N.A

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A friend once said to her, ‘If I wished to increase your height two and a half inches, I would attempt to press you down, and you would grow upward from sheer resentment.’ Divorced at eighteen from an abusive husband in 1859 (scandalous at the time), and with a little baby to care for, Bethenia Angelina Owens was determined to make her way in the world. Her family begged her to let them support her but she wanted to earn her own livelihood. Taking in laundry, teaching school, and making cheese were among the tasks she set herself to. She eventually built a thriving business as a milliner that allowed her to send her son to college and to fulfill her own dream of becoming a doctor. Against all odds and a tidal wave of objections by friends, family, and male doctors, she prevailed. Despite the sentiment of the times that it was disgraceful for a woman to practice medicine, she enrolled in 1878 at the University of Michigan. By 1884, she was making $7,000 per year, an astronomical sum, as a physician. For all of her life she was a strong and vocal advocate of women's rights. As a doctor, she gave the shocking advice, "Nothing will preserve woman’s grace and her symmetrical form so much as vigorous and systematic exercise, and horseback riding stands at the head of the list, providing she has a foot in each stirrup, instead of having the right limb twisted around a horn." She also provides accounts of other pioneer women of her acquaintance. For the first time, this long out-of-print volume is available as an affordable, well-formatted book for e-readers and smartphones. Be sure to LOOK INSIDE by clicking the cover above. Buy it today!

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

Author: Ree Drummond

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061959820

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 7326

Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—and with these “Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.

Pioneer Women

Author: Linda S. Peavy,Ursula Smith

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806130545

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 1471

Describes the lives of women of various backgrounds as they traveled west, established homes, worked inside and outside the home, and helped to develop settled society

Pioneer Women

Author: Joanna Stratton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671447483

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 319

View: 4621

A collection of firsthand accounts by pioneer women portrays the hardiness, perseverance, devotion, and ingenuity they displayed in the face of a lonely, dangerous, and exciting life

Re-Writing Pioneer Women in Anglo-Canadian Literature

Author: Conny Steenman-Marcusse

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004490965

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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This study investigates the connections between nineteenth-century pioneer women in Canada and their putative twentieth-century biographers in Anglo-Canadian women’s fiction by Carol Shields (Small Ceremonies, 1976), Daphne Marlatt (Ana Historic, 1988), and Susan Swan (The Biggest Modern Woman of the World, 1983). These three texts reveal definite problems in the formation of Canadian female identities, but they also revalorise the traditionally underprivileged halves of binary structures such as: female/male, other/self, body/intellect, subjectivity/objectivity, and Canada/imperial centres.

Producing Women

Author: Michele White

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317680243

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Producing Women examines the ways femininity is produced through new media. Michele White considers how women are constructed, produce themselves as subjects, form vital production cultures on sites like Etsy, and deploy technological processes to reshape their identities and digital characteristics. She studies the means through which women market traditional female roles, are viewed, and produce and restructure their gendered, raced, eroticized, and sexual identities. Incorporating a range of examples across numerous forms of media—including trash the dress wedding photography, Internet how-to instructions about zombie walk brides, nail polish blogging, DIY crafting, and reborn doll production—Producing Women elucidates women’s production cultures online, and the ways that individuals can critically study and engage with these practices.

Food Blogs, Postfeminism, and the Communication of Expertise

Author: Alane L. Presswood

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498593690

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 1553

Food Blogs, Postfeminism, and the Communication of Expertise: Digital Domestics examines how and why women use blogs to build successful digital brands in the arena of domestic food preparation, purchase, and consumption. Food blogging is big business, and cooking dinner has transformed from domestic drudgery into creative personal expression. What impact is all this discourse about food, cooking, and eating having on the women who create and consume these conversations? Alane L. Presswood examines how and why women use blogs to build successful digital brands in the arena of domestic food preparation, purchase, and consumption. The relationships between individual brands, reader communities, and sociocultural trends are clarified via a systematic exploration of the strategies employed to create bonded, affective relationships on social media platforms. These food bloggers and their audiences illustrate how the capabilities of networked digital platforms both enable and constrain women as public communicators in ways that were impossible in previous media forms and how women relate to domesticity in a postfeminist American media culture. Scholars of communication, media studies, gender studies, and food studies will find this book particularly useful.