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Following is a sampling of books consulted in the preparation of The Frontier House historical essays:

Beecher, Catharine, and Stowe, Harriet Beecher. THE NEW HOUSEKEEPER'S MANUAL: EMBRACING A NEW REVISED EDITION OF THE AMERICAN WOMAN'S HOME. New York: J.B. Ford and Co, 1873.

Bettmann, Otto. THE GOOD OLD DAYS -- THEY WERE TERRIBLE! New York: Random House, 1974.

Bierman, Henry. HEADIN' WEST. Unpublished manuscript. Montana Historical Society Archives.

Brown, Dee. THE GENTLE TAMERS. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1981.

---. WONDROUS TIMES ON THE FRONTIER. New York: Harper Perennial, 1991.

Burns, Paul C. and Hines, Ruth. TO BE A PIONEER. New York: Abingdon Press, 1962.

Dary, David. SEEKING PLEASURE IN THE OLD WEST. New York: Knopf, 1995.

Fowler, William Worthington. WOMAN ON THE AMERICAN FRONTIER: A VALUABLE AND AUTHENTIC HISTORY. Originally published 1877. Ann Arbor: Plutarch, 1971

Harland, Marion. COMMON SENSE IN THE HOUSEHOLD, A MANUAL OF PRACTICAL HOUSEWIFERY. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881.

Horne, Robert N. JAMES FERGUS: FRONTIER BUSINESSMAN, MINER, RANCHER, FREE THINKER. Dissertation. University of Montana, 1971.

Kaufman, Polly Welts. WOMEN TEACHERS ON THE FRONTIER. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.

Lamar, Howard, ed. THE READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE AMERICAN WEST. New York: Thomas Crowell Company, 1977.

MONTANA IN OUR OWN WORDS. Compiled by the Western Heritage Center and Anneke-Jan Boden. Western Heritage Center, Billings, Montana.

Peavy, Linda, and Smith, Ursula. THE GOLD RUSH WIDOWS OF LITTLE FALLS. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Press, 1990.

---. PIONEER WOMEN. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1996.

PIONEER MEMORIES. By the Pioneer Society of Sweet Grass County, Montana, 1960. From the collection of the Montana Historical Society.

Putnam, Mrs. (Elizabeth H.). MRS. PUTNAM'S RECEIPT BOOK AND YOUNG HOUSEKEEPER'S ASSISTANT. New York: Sheldon and Co., 1867.

Riley, Glenda. BUILDING AND BREAKING FAMILIES IN THE AMERICAN WEST. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1996.

---. INVENTING THE AMERICAN WOMAN. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1987.

---. A PLACE TO GROW: WOMEN IN THE AMERICAN WEST. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1992.

---. WOMEN AND INDIANS ON THE FRONTIER. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1984.

Schlissel, Lillian, Gibbens, Byrd, and Hampsten, Elizabeth. FAR FROM HOME: FAMILIES OF THE WESTWARD JOURNEY. New York: Shocken Books, 1989.

---. WOMEN'S DIARIES OF THE WESTWARD JOURNEY. New York, Shocken Books, 1982.

Stennard, David. AMERICAN GENOCIDE. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Stewart, George R. ORDEAL BY HUNGER: THE STORY OF THE DONNER PARTY. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1960.

Strasser, Susan. NEVER DONE: A HISTORY OF AMERICAN HOUSEWORK. New York: Pantheon, 1982.

Tyree, Marion Cabell. HOUSEKEEPING IN OLD VIRGINIA. Louisville: John P. Morton and Co., 1879.

Unruh, John D. THE PLAINS ACROSS. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1979.

Werner, Emmy. PIONEER CHILDREN ON THE JOURNEY WEST. Boulder: Westview Press, 1995.


Ward, Geoffrey C. THE WEST: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY. Boston: Little, Brown, 1996.

Special thanks to K.M. Peterson, J.J. Boudreaux, M.K. Drummond, and Mrs. A.J. Wilder.

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