Hearts West: True Stories Of Mail Order Brides On The Frontier (Paperback)
 
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Hearts West: True Stories Of Mail Order Brides On The Frontier (Paperback)

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    Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live hap......more

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Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of their youth and sometimes their lives.

Desperate to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, men sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship.

One way for men living on the frontier to meet women was through subscriptions to heart-and-hand clubs. The men received newspapers with information, and sometimes photographs, about women, with whom they corresponded. Eventually, a man might convince a woman to join him in the West, and in matrimony. Social status, political connections, money, companionship, or security were often considered more than love in these arrangements.

Chris Enss is a standup comic and comedy writer with an extensive background in radio and television. Her hobbies include historical research and writing about women of the Old West.

Author:
Chartier, Joann
Genre:
HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
Audience:
General/trade
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
128
Language:
English
Publisher:
Twodot
Publish Date:
06/01/2005
Copyright Year:
2005
ISBN:
9780762727568
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
0.45 lb
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