Hearts West

Hearts West

True Stories of Mail Order Brides on the Frontier

Book - 2005
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Complete with actual advertisements from both women seeking husbands and males seeking brides, Hearts West includes twelve stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Some were fortunate enough to marry good men and live happily ever after; still others found themselves in desperate situations that robbed them of their youth and sometimes their lives.

Desperate to strike it rich during the Gold Rush, men sacrificed many creature comforts. Only after they arrived did some of them realize how much they missed female companionship.

One way for men living on the frontier to meet women was through subscriptions to heart-and-hand clubs. The men received newspapers with information, and sometimes photographs, about women, with whom they corresponded. Eventually, a man might convince a woman to join him in the West, and in matrimony. Social status, political connections, money, companionship, or security were often considered more than love in these arrangements.

Hearts West includes more than a dozen stories of courageous mail order brides and their exploits. Accompanying the text are actual advertisements placed by both women seeking husbands and men seeking brides.

Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780762727568
Characteristics: xii, 114 p. : ill ; 23 cm


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Jul 09, 2018

These are the most interesting stories about brave, independent women who became mail order brides (around 1890-2010). It's broken down into individual stories...all very unique and different. I thoroughly enjoyed each one.

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