The Colonel s Lady on the Western Frontier

The Colonel s Lady on the Western Frontier

Collects the letters of the wife of Civil War major general Benjamin H. Grierson, describing daily life and hardships at frontier posts like Fort Riley, Fort Concho, Fort Davis, and Fort Grant

Author: Alice Kirk Grierson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803279299

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Collects the letters of the wife of Civil War major general Benjamin H. Grierson, describing daily life and hardships at frontier posts like Fort Riley, Fort Concho, Fort Davis, and Fort Grant
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

An Uncommon Woman

An Uncommon Woman

Laura Frantz is a Christy Award winner and the ECPA bestselling author of eleven novels, including The Frontiersman's Daughter, Courting Morrow Little, The Colonel's Lady, The Lacemaker, and A Bound Heart. Learn more at www.laurafrantz.net.

Author: Laura Frantz

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9781493421138

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Unflinching and plainspoken, Tessa Swan is not your typical 18th-century woman. Born and bred on the western Virginia frontier along with her five brothers, she is a force to be reckoned with. Quiet and courageous, Clay Tygart is not your typical 18th-century man. Raised by Lenape Indians, he returns a hero from the French and Indian War to the fort that bears his name, bringing with him Tessa's long-lost friend, Keturah, a redeemed Indian captive like himself. Determined to avoid any romantic entanglements as fort commander, Clay remains aloof whenever he encounters the lovely Tessa. But when she is taken captive by the tribe Clay left, his hand--and heart--are forced, leading to one very private and one very public reckoning. Intense, evocative, and laced with intricate historical details that bring the past to life, An Uncommon Woman will transport you to the picturesque and dangerous western Virginia mountains of 1770.
Categories: Fiction

A Just and Righteous Cause

A Just and Righteous Cause

... The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson; and Their Own Frontier: Women Intellectuals Re-visioning the ...

Author: Benjamin Henry Grierson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809328593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 449

View: 261

"This memoir paints a vivid picture of Grierson's prewar and Civil War career, touching on his antislavery views, Republican Party principles, and military strategy and tactics. His story begins with his parents' immigration to the United States and follows his childhood, youth, and career as a musician; the early years of his marriage; his business failures prior to becoming a cavalry officer in an Illinois regiment; and his experiences in battle, including his celebrated 1863 raid from La Grange, Tennessee, to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Grierson also provides intimate accounts of his relationships with such prominent politicians and Union leaders as Abraham Lincoln, Richard Yates, Andrew Johnson, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, John C. Fremont, and Benjamin Prentiss."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Women in the Western

Women in the Western

Grierson, Alice Kirk (1989) The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson, ed. S. A. Leckie.

Author: Matheson Sue Matheson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474444163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 360

View: 773

In Westerns, women transmit complicated cultural coding about the nature of westward expansionism, heroism, family life, manliness and American femininity. As the genre changes and matures, depictions of women have transitioned from traditional to more modern roles. Frontier Feminine charts these significant shifts in the Western's transmission of gender values and expectations and aims to expand the critical arena in which Western film is situated by acknowledging the importance of women in this genre.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Colonel s Lady

The Colonel s Lady

In her opinion, being made commander of the entire western frontier seemed a high compliment. To him it was a curse. Forehead furrowing, she plunged her ...

Author: Laura Frantz

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800733414

Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 386

In 1779, a search for her officer-father brings Roxanna Rowan to the Kentucky frontier--but she discovers instead the young Colonel Cassius McLinn, a dark secret and a compelling reason to stay. Original.
Categories: Fiction

Class and Race in the Frontier Army

Class and Race in the Frontier Army

Edited by Thomas T. Smith. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 19 96. Leckie, Shirley, ed. The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence ...

Author: Kevin Adams

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806185132

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 414

Historians have long assumed that ethnic and racial divisions in post–Civil War America were reflected in the U.S. Army, of whose enlistees 40 percent were foreign-born. Now Kevin Adams shows that the frontier army was characterized by a “Victorian class divide” that overshadowed ethnic prejudices. Class and Race in the Frontier Army marks the first application of recent research on class, race, and ethnicity to the social and cultural history of military life on the western frontier. Adams draws on a wealth of military records and soldiers’ diaries and letters to reconstruct everyday army life—from work and leisure to consumption, intellectual pursuits, and political activity—and shows that an inflexible class barrier stood between officers and enlisted men. As Adams relates, officers lived in relative opulence while enlistees suffered poverty, neglect, and abuse. Although racism was ingrained in official policy and informal behavior, no similar prejudice colored the experience of soldiers who were immigrants. Officers and enlisted men paid much less attention to ethnic differences than to social class—officers flaunting and protecting their status, enlisted men seething with class resentment. Treating the army as a laboratory to better understand American society in the Gilded Age, Adams suggests that military attitudes mirrored civilian life in that era—with enlisted men, especially, illustrating the emerging class-consciousness among the working poor. Class and Race in the Frontier Army offers fresh insight into the interplay of class, race, and ethnicity in late-nineteenth-century America.
Categories: History

A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign

A Companion to Custer and the Little Bighorn Campaign

“Army Women's Narratives as Documents of Social History: Some Examples from ... The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk ...

Author: Brad D. Lookingbill

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119129738

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 447

An accessible and authoritative overview of the scholarship that has shaped our understanding of one of the most iconic battles in the history of the American West Combines contributions from an array of respected scholars, historians, and battlefield scientists Outlines the political and cultural conditions that laid the foundation for the Centennial Campaign and examines how George Armstrong Custer became its figurehead Provides a detailed analysis of the battle maneuverings at Little Bighorn, paying special attention to Indian testimony from the battlefield Concludes with a section examining how the Battle of Little Bighorn has been mythologized and its pervading influence on American culture
Categories: History

Army Wives on the American Frontier

Army Wives on the American Frontier

The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier : The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson . Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press , 1989 .

Author: Anne Bruner Eales

Publisher: Big Earth Publishing

ISBN: 1555661661

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 842

"No one interested in the history of the American West or in women's history should miss this well-written, carefully researched, comprehensive treatment of a subject that previous scholars have largely ignored. Based on the writings of more than fifty women who accompanied their husbands to remote duty posts in the far west.
Categories: History

Frontier Crossroads

Frontier Crossroads

Leckie, Shirley A. The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

Author: Robert Wooster

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781585444755

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 967

The idea of the West conjures exciting images of tenacious men and women, huge expanses of unclaimed territory, and feelings of both adventure and lonesome isolation. Located astride communication lines linking San Antonio, El Paso, Presidio, and Chihuahua City, the United States Army’s post at Fort Davis commanded a strategic position at a military, cultural, and economic crossroads of nineteenth-century Texas. Using extensive research and careful scrutiny of long forgotten records, Robert Wooster brings his readers into the world of Fort Davis, a place of encounter, conquest, and community. The fort here spawned a thriving civilian settlement and served as the economic nexus for regional development Frontier Crossroads schools its readers in the daily lives of soldiers, their dependents, and civilians at the fort and in the surrounding area. The resulting history of the intriguing blend of Hispanic, African American, Anglo, and European immigrants who came to Fort Davis is a benchmark volume that will serve as the standard to which other post histories will be compared. The military garrisons of Fort Davis represented a rich mosaic of nineteenth-century American life. Each of the army’s four black regiments served there following the Civil War, and its garrisons engaged in many of the army’s grueling campaigns against Apache and Comanche Indians. Characters such as artist and officer Arthur T. Lee, William “Pecos Bill” Shafter, and Benjamin Grierson and his family come alive under Wooster’s pen. Frontier Crossroads will enrich its readers with its careful analysis of life on the frontier. This book will appeal to military and social historians, Texas history buffs, and those seeking a record of adventure.
Categories: History

The US Army and the Texas Frontier Economy

The US Army and the Texas Frontier Economy

The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 1989. Lesley, Lewis Burt, ed.

Author: Thomas T. Smith

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890968829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 341

Seventy million dollars in fifty-five years. From Texas' annexation in 1845 until the turn of the twentieth century, the U.S. Army pumped at least that much or more into the economy of the fledgling state, a fact that directly challenges the popular heritage of Texas as the state with roots of pioneer capitalism and fervent independence. In The U.S. Army and the Texas Frontier Economy, 1845–1900, Thomas T. Smith sheds light on just who bankrolled the evolution of Texas into viable statehood. Smith draws on extensive research gathered from both government archives and Texas army posts in order to evaluate the symbiotic relationship between army quartermasters and the economy of the young state. Texas was the army's largest—and most costly—engagement, absorbing up to thirty percent of the total operating budget and channeling that currency into the commercial development of its frontier. Smith expands on historian Robert Wooster's theory that the military was engaged in an alliance with the political authority in Texas, and using documents such as army contracts for freighting, foraging, and fort leasing, he illustrates how federal fiscal activity spurred commercial growth for the citizens of Texas. Besides the obvious development of towns on the skirts of military bases and of roads between them, the establishment of military spending as a bedrock of the Texas economy and the protector of middle class interests shaped the future of the state's commercial prosperity. Writing with exceptional detail and clarity, Smith traces the emergence of the army's influence and includes analyses of information on army spending and development such as the introduction of army weather and telegraph services to the state, as well as accounts of real estate transactions involving the fort building program. Smith also accounts for army failures, maintaining that no one was truly prepared for the reality of western expansion. As an examination of the complex yet mutually beneficial economic relationship between the nation and the state, The U.S. Army and the Texas Frontier Economy, 1845–1900 is ideal for anyone interested in the early days of the state as well as in U.S. military and frontier history.
Categories: Business & Economics

Lost

Lost

Grierson, The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier, 29. Awaiting or expecting a young or little “stranger” was a common phrasing for pregnancy by this ...

Author: Shannon Withycombe

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813591551

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 215

In Lost, medical historian Shannon Withycombe weaves together women’s personal writings and doctors’ publications from the 1820s through the 1910s to investigate the transformative changes in how Americans conceptualized pregnancy, understood miscarriage, and interpreted fetal tissue over the course of the nineteenth century. Withycombe’s pathbreaking research reveals how Americans construed, and continue to understand, miscarriage within a context of reproductive desires, expectations, and abilities. This is the first book to utilize women’s own writings about miscarriage to explore the individual understandings of pregnancy loss and the multiple social and medical forces that helped to shape those perceptions. What emerges from Withycombe’s work is unlike most medicalization narratives.
Categories: Medical

Mistresses of the Transient Hearth

Mistresses of the Transient Hearth

Catharine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe, The American Woman's Home or Principles of ... Leckie, The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier, 62-3. 55.

Author: Robin D. Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000143737

Category: History

Page: 206

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This book explores the ways in which mid-19th Century American army officers' wives used material culture to confirm their status as middle-class women.
Categories: History

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction

The Civil War Era and Reconstruction

The needs of other women and families brought females together to attend childbirth, ... author of The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier (1989), ...

Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317457916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 601

The encyclopedia takes a broad, multidisciplinary approach to the history of the period. It includes general and specific entries on politics and business, labor, industry, agriculture, education and youth, law and legislative affairs, literature, music, the performing and visual arts, health and medicine, science and technology, exploration, life on the Western frontier, family life, slave life, Native American life, women, and more than a hundred influential individuals.
Categories: Business & Economics

Child of the Fighting Tenth

Child of the Fighting Tenth

The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1989. Palmer-Ramsey, Paige.

Author: the late Forrestine C. Hooker

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190289805

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 280

View: 974

This memoir by Forrestine Cooper Hooker details her childhood and young adulthood in the midst of the frontier cavalry. Hooker's father, Charles Cooper, was an officer in the Tenth U.S. Cavalry, one of two regiments with black troops, known as the Buffalo Soldiers, commanded by white officers. Hooker's stories capture the drama of growing up in the frontier army, the Indian wars on the plains, the Geronimo campaign in the Southwest and Mexico, her love for the regiment and the Buffalo Soldiers, their admiration for her, and even her lost love for a dashing young cavalry officer. Her narrative is by turns compelling, charming, humorous, and warm. As Laura Ingalls Wilder depicted farm life on the frontier, so Forrestine Cooper Hooker depicts army life.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

When Montana and I Were Young

When Montana and I Were Young

A Frontier Childhood Margaret Bell Mary Clearman Blew ... 1879-1934 By Margaret D. Jacobs The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier : The Correspondence of ...

Author: Margaret Bell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803262140

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 713

Recently discovered after being lost for nearly fifty years, this memoir of a Montana childhood at the turn of the century invites readers into the life of a Western horse ranch.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Men of Color to Arms Black Soldiers Indian Wars and the Quest for Equality

Men of Color to Arms   Black Soldiers  Indian Wars  and the Quest for Equality

(quoted in Shirley Anne Leckie, ed., The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson [Lincoln: University of Nebraska ...

Author: Elizabeth D. Leonard

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393079159

Category: History

Page: 336

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The story of the black soldiers who helped save the Union, conquer the West, and build the nation. In 1863, at the height of the Civil War, Frederick Douglass promised African Americans that serving in the military offered a sure path to freedom. Once a black man became a soldier, Douglass declared, “there is no power on earth or under the earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship in the United States.” More than 180,000 black men heeded his call to defend the Union—only to find the path to equality would not be so straightforward. In this sharply drawn history, Professor Elizabeth D. Leonard reveals the aspirations and achievements as well as the setbacks and disappointments of African American soldiers. Drawing on eye-opening firsthand accounts, she restores black soldiers to their place in the arc of American history, from the Civil War and its promise of freedom until the dawn of the 20th century and the full retrenchment of Jim Crow. Along the way, Leonard offers a nuanced account of black soldiers’ involvement in the Indian Wars, their attempts to desegregate West Point and gain proper recognition for their service, and their experience of Reconstruction nationally, as blacks worked to secure their place in an ever-changing nation. With abundant primary research, enlivened by memorable characters and vivid descriptions of army life, Men of Color to Arms! is an illuminating portrait of a group of men whose contributions to American history need to be further recognized.
Categories: History

Following the Flag

Following the Flag

Shirley Anne Leckie, ed., The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, ...

Author: Betty L. Alt

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275989623

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 138

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Many changes have occurred in the American armed forces over the past three decades. An all-volunteer military came into being after the end of conscription in 1973; women have joined the force in ever increasing numbers; service personnel today are again involved in combat situations around the world; reserve and guard units (jokingly known as "weekend warriors" by some) have been called to active duty. Consequently, so has the role of military families. Nevertheless, the needs of the service always take precedence, making the needs of the family number two to the needs of Uncle Sam.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman

The Life of Elaine Goodale Eastman

In the Women in the West series When Montana and I Were Young : A Frontier ... D. Jacobs The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier : The Correspondence of ...

Author: Theodore D. Sargent

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243170

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

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Raised in a sheltered, puritanical household in New England, Elaine Goodale Eastman (1863?1953) followed her conscience and calling in 1885 when she traveled west and opened a school on the Great Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Over the next six years she witnessed many of the monumental events that affected the Lakotas, including the inception of the Ghost Dance religion and the fallout from the Wounded Knee massacre in December 1890. She also fell in love with and married Charles Eastman, a Dakota doctor with whom she had six children, and went on to help edit his many popular books on Sioux life and culture. ø This biography draws on a newly discovered cache of more than one hundred letters from Elaine that were collected by one of her sisters, Rose Goodale Dayton, as well as newly discovered family correspondence and photographs. Previous books about Elaine?including her own autobiography?emphasize her work on the Sioux reservation and association with her famous husband. Access to her personal papers, however, enabled Theodore D. Sargent to shed new light on the dynamics of her thirty-year marriage to Charles and its ultimate demise, the importance of her own literary contributions during this period, and the challenges and successes of her life following their separation. The result is a long overdue multidimensional portrait of the relationships and aspirations that impelled and troubled this fascinating woman and her extraordinary life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877

The Buffalo Soldier Tragedy of 1877

The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence ofAlice Kirk Grierson. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1989.

Author: Paul Howard Carlson

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603446693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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The year 1877 was a drought year in West Texas. That summer, some forty buffalo soldiers struck out into the Llano Estacado, pursuing a band of raiding Comanches. Several days later they were missing and presumed dead from thirst. Although most of the soldiers straggled back into camp, four died, and others faced court-martial for desertion. Here, Carlson provides insight into the interaction of soldiers, hunters, settlers, and Indians on the Staked Plains.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Women and Nature

Women and Nature

Martha Maxwell , Rocky Mountain Naturalist By Maxine Benson The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier : The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson Edited by ...

Author: Glenda Riley

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803289758

Category: Nature

Page: 279

View: 951

Long before Rachel Carson?s fight against pesticides placed female environmental activists in the national spotlight, women were involved in American environmentalism. In Women and Nature: Saving the "Wild" West, Glenda Riley calls for a reappraisal of the roots of the American conservation movement. This thoroughly researched study of women conservationists provides a needed corrective to the male-dominated historiography of environmental studies. The early conservation movement gained much from women?s widespread involvement. Florence Merriam Bailey classified the birds of New Mexico and encouraged appreciation of nature and concern for environmental problems. Ornithologist Margaret Morse Nice published widely on Oklahoma birds. In 1902 Mary Knight Britton established the Wild Flower Preservation Society of America. Women also stimulated economic endeavors related to environmental concerns, including nature writing and photography, health spas and resorts, and outdoor clothing and equipment. From botanists, birders, and nature writers to club-women and travelers, untold numbers of women have contributed to the groundswell of support for environmentalism.
Categories: Nature