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By Anne Bruner Eales

Relocating from the restrictive chrysalis of "civilized" culture and Victorian viewpoints within the East, the ladies who their military husbands to forts within the West made an expedition right into a freedom of throught and motion that almost all of them had by no means skilled or perhaps imagined.

"No one attracted to the historical past of the yankee West or women’s heritage should still omit this well-written, conscientiously researched, finished therapy of a topic that earlier students have principally ignored." —Herman Viola, writer of "Exploring the West"

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