Posted by victoria on April 24, 1998 at 16:02:41:
In Reply to: Re: Wilderness Empire posted by Gayle on April 24, 1998 at 14:21:59:
: Lynn wrote:
: : Yet, I do wish he would have included a little more information on what women were doing in this period.
: And endlessly wordy Gayle replied:
:allowed to have.
: Anyway, I daresay women were doing much the same as women have always done - and in all the same categories.
: It's somebody else's turn to talk - - -
I find that other than the captivity narratives, you have to read a lot of pages in order to find the littlest bit. If women are mentioned, it usually is because of someting extraordinary that happened to them, and than they are mentioned in the most offhand way. Bouquet mentions nary a one in his entire correspondence from the Forbes Expedition. He allowed three women per hundred men. The ones who worked in the hospital earned sixpence a day plus meals. Bakers got 16 pence.
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