The Resource Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers : a family journey through American history, Lynne Marie Getz

Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers : a family journey through American history, Lynne Marie Getz

Label
Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers : a family journey through American history
Title
Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers
Title remainder
a family journey through American history
Statement of responsibility
Lynne Marie Getz
Title variation
Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, and writers
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Nearly 250 years after ninety-five-year-old Elder Thomas Faunce got caught up in the mythmaking around Plymouth Rock, his great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter Hilda Faunce Wetherill died in Pacific Grove, California, leaving behind a cache of letters and family papers. The remarkable story they told prompted historian Lynne Marie Getz to search out related collections and archives—and from these to assemble a family chronology documenting three generations of American life. Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers tells of zealous abolitionists and free-state campaigners aiding and abetting John Brown in Bleeding Kansas; of a Civil War soldier serving as a provost marshal in an occupied Arkansas town; of young women who became doctors in rural Texas and New York City in the late nineteenth century; of a homesteader and businessman among settler colonists in Colorado; and of sisters who married into the Wetherill family—known for their discovery of Ancient Pueblo sites at Mesa Verde and elsewhere—who catered to a taste for Western myths with a trading post on a Navajo reservation and a guest ranch for tourists on the upper Rio Grande. Whether they tell of dabbling in antebellum reforms like spiritualism, vegetarianism, and water cures; building schools for free blacks in Ohio or championing Indian rights in the West; serving in the US Army or confronting the struggles of early women doctors and educators, these letters reveal the sweep of American history on an intimate scale, as it was lived and felt and described by individuals; their family story reflects the richness and complexity of the genealogy of the nation."--from publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Getz, Lynne Marie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
CS71.W353
LC item number
2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abolitionists
  • Brown, John
  • Families
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Ranch life
  • United States
  • Wattles, Augustus
  • Wattles, Susan Elvira
  • Wattles family
  • Women's rights
Label
Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers : a family journey through American history, Lynne Marie Getz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Susan and Augustus: partners for reform -- For freedom and equality: the Wattles family in Kansas -- Sarah: the making of a feminist consciousness -- The Wattles family in the Civil War, part 1: a scattered home front -- The Wattles family in the Civil War, part 2: fighting for union and memory -- "My dear doctor": the medical career of the Wattles sisters -- A westering family: the Wattleses-Faunces as settler colonists -- A western identity: the Wetherill women -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9780700624898
Lccn
2017026683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)986090957
Label
Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers : a family journey through American history, Lynne Marie Getz
Publication
Copyright
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
Susan and Augustus: partners for reform -- For freedom and equality: the Wattles family in Kansas -- Sarah: the making of a feminist consciousness -- The Wattles family in the Civil War, part 1: a scattered home front -- The Wattles family in the Civil War, part 2: fighting for union and memory -- "My dear doctor": the medical career of the Wattles sisters -- A westering family: the Wattleses-Faunces as settler colonists -- A western identity: the Wetherill women -- Epilogue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 353 pages
Isbn
9780700624898
Lccn
2017026683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)986090957

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