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The Resource Immigrant women in the settlement of Missouri, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

Immigrant women in the settlement of Missouri, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering

Label
Immigrant women in the settlement of Missouri
Title
Immigrant women in the settlement of Missouri
Statement of responsibility
Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Focuses on the lives of immigrant women in Missouri from the colonial period to the Civil War to industrialization. Draws heavily on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of immigrant women from many social classes and ethnic backgrounds and contains photographs and narratives relating to immigrant life"--Provided by publisher
  • "Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering first looked at how immigration has affected Missouri{u2019}s cultural landscape in their popular book German Settlement in Missouri: New Land, Old Ways. Now they tell the stories of women from all across Europe who left the Old World for Missouri. Drawing heavily on the women{u2019}s own stories, Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri illustrates common elements of their lives without minimizing the diversity and complexity of each individual{u2019}s experience. The book begins with descriptions culled from diaries, letters, and memoirs documenting preparations for the journey, the perilous Atlantic crossing, and the sometimes equally long and arduous trip from the port of entry to Missouri. Burnett and Luebbering go on to examine how women, once in Missouri, coped with the problems of daily life in an unfamiliar and occasionally hostile environment. Whether it was the hardships of the frontier, the harsh realities of urban life, childbirth, the deaths of family members, isolation, or prejudice, their new lives brought numerous challenges. Many found success and contentment, as well, and the book also documents their joys and triumphs: physical survival, economic prosperity, thriving families, friendships, and community celebrations. Because it examines the lives of women from many social classes and ethnic backgrounds, Immigrant Women in the Settlement of Missouri does much to explain the rich cultural diversity Missouri enjoys today. The photographs and narratives relating to Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, and Polish life will remind descendants of immigrants that many customs and traditions they grew up practicing have roots in their home countries and will also promote understanding of the customs of other cultures. In addition to the ethnic and class differences that affected these women{u2019}s lives, the book also notes the impact of the various eras in which they lived, their education, the circumstances of their migrations, and their destinations across Missouri. With their engaging and straightforward narrative, Burnett and Luebbering take the reader chronologically through the history of the state from the colonial period to the Civil War and industrialization. Like all Missouri Heritage Readers, this one is presented in an accessible format with abundant illustrations, and it is sure to please both general readers and those engaged in immigrant and women{u2019}s studies."--Publishers website
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burnett, Robyn
Dewey number
977.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F466
LC item number
.B96 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Luebbering, Ken
  • University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Missouri heritage readers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women pioneers
  • Women immigrants
  • Women pioneers
  • Women immigrants
  • Pioneers
  • Immigrants
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
  • Missouri
Label
Immigrant women in the settlement of Missouri, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Immigrant settlement in Missouri -- Women immigrants -- Women in early French villages -- Women in colonial St. Louis -- Journey to Missouri -- Life in early St. Louis -- Immigrant women on the frontier -- German women and the church -- Immigrant women in religious orders -- Women and the civil war -- Immigration after the civil war -- Immigrant farm families -- Town life -- Immigrant neighborhoods in St. Louis -- Women and work in industrializing Missouri -- The first decades of the twentieth century -- Missouri's patchwork quilt
Control code
58386410
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 149 pages
Isbn
9780826215918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MU: SPEC-MU copy signed by the authors.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Immigrant women in the settlement of Missouri, Robyn Burnett and Ken Luebbering
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Immigrant settlement in Missouri -- Women immigrants -- Women in early French villages -- Women in colonial St. Louis -- Journey to Missouri -- Life in early St. Louis -- Immigrant women on the frontier -- German women and the church -- Immigrant women in religious orders -- Women and the civil war -- Immigration after the civil war -- Immigrant farm families -- Town life -- Immigrant neighborhoods in St. Louis -- Women and work in industrializing Missouri -- The first decades of the twentieth century -- Missouri's patchwork quilt
Control code
58386410
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 149 pages
Isbn
9780826215918
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005005283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
MU: SPEC-MU copy signed by the authors.
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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