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Woman in the Wilderness: Letters of Harriet Wood Wheeler, Missonary Wife, 1832-1892
by Nancy Bunge
Michigan State University Press, 2010
eISBN: 978-1-60917-203-9 | Paper: 978-0-87013-978-9
Library of Congress Classification F584.W47B86 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 977.503092

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Woman in the Wilderness is a collection of letters written between 1832 and 1892 to and by an American woman, Harriet Wood Wheeler.
     Harriet's letters reveal her experiences with actors and institutions that played pivotal roles in the history of American women: the nascent literate female work force at the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts; the Ipswich Female Seminary, which was one of the first schools for women teachers; women's associations, especially in churches; and the close and enduring ties that characterized women's relationships in the late nineteenth century.
     Harriet's letters also provide an intimate view of the relationships between American Indians and Euro-Americans in the Great Lakes region, where she settled with her Christian missionary husband.

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