WorldCat Identities

Smith, Ursula 1934-

Overview
Works: 17 works in 47 publications in 2 languages and 7,556 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Biographies  Literature  Personal correspondence  Stories, plots, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: F596, 978
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Most widely held works by Ursula Smith
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 1,514 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 1,267 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
Pioneer women : the lives of women on the frontier by Linda S Peavy( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,072 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
Pioneer women : the lives of women on the frontier by Linda S Peavy( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the day to day experiences of frontier life through the eyes of pioneer women who settled in the American West, enduring hardships, deprivation, and violence, and showing courage and strength in their attempts to organize homes and communities in the wilderness
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 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most fans of women's basketball would be startled to learn that girls' teams were making their mark more than a century ago -- and that none was more prominent than a team from an isolated Indian boarding school in Montana. Playing like "lambent flames" across the polished floors of dance halls, armories, and gymnasiums, the girls from Fort Shaw stormed the state to emerge as Montana's first basketball champions. Taking their game to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, these young women introduced an international audience to the fledgling game and returned home with a trophy declaring them champions. World champions. And yet their triumphs were forgotten -- until Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith chanced upon a team photo and embarked on a ten-year journey of discovery. They offer a rare glimpse into American Indian life and into the world of women's basketball before "girls' rules" temporarily shackled the sport
Women who changed things by Linda S Peavy( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 524 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 477 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 395 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 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows three families as they recreate the lives of Western homesteaders
Food, nutrition & you by Linda S Peavy( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates how the body uses carbohydrates, vitamins, and other nutrients. Also discussed food additives, sports nutrition, and other related topics
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 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 12 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
Pioneer women : the lives of women on the frontier by Linda S Peavy( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pamelia : from history into art( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Documents how the experiences of pioneer woman Pamelia Fergus were transferred from history into an opera based on her life. Follows the evolution of the opera from its beginnings with the historians, to its culmination on opening night in Billings, Montana
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1840-1890( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The overland trails in the 1860s witnessed the creation of stage stations to facilitate overland travel. These stations, placed every twenty or thirty miles, ensured that travelers would be able to obtain grain for their livestock and food for themselves. They also sped up the process of mail delivery to remote Western outposts. Tragically, the easing of overland travel coincided with renewed conflicts with the Cheyenne and other Plains Indians. The massacre of Black Kettle's people at Sand Creek instigated two years of bloody reprisals and counterreprisals."Amid this turmoil and change, these daring women continued to build on the example set by earlier women pioneers. As Harriet Loughary wrote upon her arrival in California, "[after] two thousands of miles in an ox team, making an average of eighteen miles a day enduring privations and dangers . . . When we think of the earliest pioneers . . . we feel an untold gratitude towards them
Covered wagon women : diaries & letters from the western trails, 1853-1854( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Molders & shapers( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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English (46)

German (1)