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Women of the West

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Who were the women of the West? What were their contributions to its settlement? Letters and diaries reveal their daily tasks, joys, loneliness, and sense of freedom. Relates the impact different groups of women had on the development of the West. Explores the freedom and independence women found in dress, occupation, and thought. Combines the history of westward expansion with their contributions.

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Runtime: 32 minutes

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