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Peavy, Linda S.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 8,901 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Records and correspondence  Fiction  Biographies  Tours  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Other
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Most widely held works by Linda S Peavy
Pioneer women : the lives of women on the frontier by Linda S Peavy( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. The hardships they endured and the making of homes and communities are vividly described. Included are Native American women, as well as Calamity Jane and Carry Nation
Women in waiting in the westward movement : life on the home frontier by Linda S Peavy( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the last half of the nineteenth century, thousands of men went west in search of gold, land, or adventure - leaving their wives to handle family, farm, and business affairs on their own. The experiences of these westering men have long been a part of the lore of the American frontier, but the stories of their wives have rarely been told. Ten years of research into public and private documents - including letters of couples separated during the westward movement - has enabled Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith to tell the forgotten stories of "women in waiting." Though these wives were left more or less in limbo by the departure of their adventuring husbands, they were hardly women in waiting in any other sense. Children had to be fed, clothed, housed, and educated; farms and businesses had to be managed; creditors had to be paid or pacified - and, in some cases, hard-earned butter-and-egg money had to be sent west in response to letters from broke and disillusioned husbands. This raises some unsettling questions: How does the idea of an "allowance" from home square with our long-standing image of the frontiersman as rugged individualist? To what extent was the westward movement supported by the paid and unpaid labor of women back east? And how do we measure the heroics of husbands out west against the heroics of wives back home? Based on the experiences of more than fifty women - from Abiah Hiller, whose business sense equaled or excelled her husband's, to Emma Christie, who knew virtually nothing about the matters she was called upon to manage - Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement offers a rare glimpse into life on the home frontier and provides new insights into fairly common, though poorly documented, aspect of the history of the settling of the American West
Frontier children by Linda S Peavy( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontier Children combines a wide ranging historical description with a stunning collectionof images. The subjects are characters who have been neglected in the standard treatment of the frontier West
Full-court quest : the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, basketball champions of the world by Linda S Peavy( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an account of the women's basketball team that won the world championship at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, covering the players' lifes on reservations and farms and at boarding school, where, separated from their Native American cultures, they worked together to achieve victory
Women who changed things by Linda S Peavy( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents biographies of nine women active between 1880 and 1930 who made outstanding contributions in the fields of medicine, religion, politics, business, arts and letters, education, athletics, and social action
Dreams into deeds : nine women who dared by Linda S Peavy( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the lives of nine determined women whose achievements helped reshape the world
The Gold Rush widows of Little Falls : a story drawn from the letters of Pamelia and James Fergus by Linda S Peavy( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James went to the goldfields in Colorado and Montana and carried on correspondence with his wife, Pamelia in Little Falls, Minnesota
Frontier house by Simon Shaw( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three families as they recreate the lives of Western homesteaders
Allison's grandfather by Linda S Peavy( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young child thinks about her friend's grandfather's death
Food, nutrition & you by Linda S Peavy( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates how the body uses carbohydrates, vitamins, and other nutrients. Also discussed food additives, sports nutrition, and other related topics
Portraits of women in the American West by Dee Garceau-Hagen( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents vivid biographical essays about women from the intermountain West, the Pacific Northwest, and California during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Included in this collection are essays about an African-American entrepreneur, a northern Paiute activist, an Ursuline nun, an enslaved Chinese settler, and a Chippewa-Cree basketball player. Taken together, these women's stories bring to life the complex and contradictory nature of gender, race, and culture in the history of the American West
Grow healthy kids! : a parents' guide to sound nutrition from birth through teens by Linda S Peavy( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete book of rock crafting by Jere Day( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whenever Jimmy visits his grandfather he asks to hear how Great-great-great-grandfather Lars traveled with his family from Denmark to Minnesota and built a home that became the beginning of the town of New Hope
Frontier women by Linda S Peavy( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of the life and times of frontier women
Have a healthy baby : doctor recommended nutritional guide & menus for before, during and after your baby is born by Linda S Peavy( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers the writings and recollections of ten women who traveled to the American West in 1853-1854, taken from their letters and diaries, and reflecting the political, social, and economic forces of the era
Le Grand-père d'Élise by Linda S Peavy( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand-père va mourir. Elisa s'interroge sur la mort et se rappelle des souvenirs pleins de tendresse. Un texte sensible et émouvant
Westwärts mit gerafften Röcken Pionierinnen in Nordamerika ; 1773 bis 1900 by Linda S Peavy( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bozeman women's heritage trail : a self-guided tour by Connie Staudohar( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As if the Earth matters : recommitting to environmental education by Thom Henley( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Women in waiting in the westward movement : life on the home frontierFrontier childrenFull-court quest : the girls from Fort Shaw Indian School, basketball champions of the worldThe Gold Rush widows of Little Falls : a story drawn from the letters of Pamelia and James FergusFrontier housePortraits of women in the American WestThe complete book of rock craftingCovered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails
Alternative Names
Peavy, Linda.

Peavy, Linda S.

Languages
English (57)

French (3)

German (1)