Woman in the wilderness letters of Harriet Wood Wheeler, missionary wife, 1832-1892

Bunge, Nancy L

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  • Creator Nancy Bunge
  • Format Books
  • Publication East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, c2010.
  • Physical Details
    • 1 online resource (290 p.)
  • ISBNs 9781628951455, 1628951451, 9781609172039, 1609172035
  • OCLC ocn774285425


  • Woman in the Wilderness is a collection of letters written between 1832 and 1892 to and by an American woman, Harriet Wood Wheeler. Harriet's letters reveal her experiences with actors and institutions that played pivotal roles in the history of American women: the nascent literate female work force at the mills in Lowell, Massachusetts; the Ipswich Female Seminary, which was one of the first schools for women teachers; women's associations, especially in churches; and the close and enduring ties that characterized women's relationships in the late nineteenth century. <B


  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • English


  • Preparation for the journey -- The reality of mission life -- Building a home alone in the forest -- Standing with the Ojibwe against removal and smallpox -- Struggling against sickness -- Harriet's children -- Life without a mission
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