Analysis Of Glenda Riley's The Female Frontier

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The Female Frontier In “The Female Frontier”, Glenda Riley studies the role of the pioneer women of the western frontier for the period 1815 to 1915. To facilitate a more enlightened approach to the subject of women’s activities and contributions, Riley offers of the concept of a “female frontier” to supplement the list of “frontiers” her predecessors have found fruitful for analyzing the West in American History. Whereas the “farming frontier,” the mining frontier,” etc. developed in close relationship to the economic and political circumstances of region and era, of place and time, the “lives of frontierswomen were affected only secondarily by the occupations of the men in their families.” A ranch

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