Collective Biographies of WomenAn Annotated Bibliography
Frost, John. Heroic Women of the West: Comprising Thrilling Examples of Courage, Fortitude, Devotedness, and Self-Sacrifice, among the Pioneer Mothers of the Western Country. Philadelphia: Hart, 1854. Title variants: Daring and Heroic Deeds of American Women: Comprising Thrilling Examples of Courage, Fortitude, Devotedness, and Self-Sacrifice among the Pioneer Mothers of the Western Country. Philadelphia: Evans, 1859; 1860. Or Daring and Heroic Deeds of American Women. Comprising Thrilling Examples > of Courage, Fortitude, Devotedness, and Self-Sacrifice. Boston Lee & Shepard, 1869
The 1869 edition is registered by G. G. Evans in 1859 in Pennsylvania. Its first page and running headers read: “Heroic Women of the West.” Compare title variations of this collection with those by Fowler from 1876 on. Frost [1800-1859], “LL.D.,” prolific writer of histories.
Chapter titles: Woman as Pioneer; Woman’s Work in Floods and Storms; Early Pioneers: Woman’s Adventures and Heroism; On the Indian Trail; Captive Scouts: Heroines of the Mohawk Valley; Patriot Women of the Revolution; Going West: Perils by the Way; Home Life in the Backwoods; Some Remarkable Women; A Romance of the Border; Pathetic Scenes of Pioneer Life; The Heroines of the South West; Woman’s Experience on the Northern Border; Encounters with Wild Beasts: Courage and Daring; Across the Continet: On the Plains; Woman as a Missionary to the Indians; Woman in the Army; Across the Rocky Mountains; The Comforter and the Guardian; Woman as an Educator on the Frontier.
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