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Author Getz, Lynne Marie, 1956- author.

Title Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, & writers : a family journey through American history / Lynne Marie Getz.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2017]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  929.2 G335a 2017    ---  DUE 05-12-23
 Axe Kansas Collection  929.2 G335a 2017 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description xi, 353 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, genealogical table ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-340) and index.
Contents Wattles-Faunce-Wetherill family tree -- Prologue : from Plymouth Rock to Creede, Colorado--a family of long memory -- Susan and Augustus : partners for reform -- For freedom and equality : the Wattles family in Kansas -- Sarah : the making of a feminist consciousness -- The Wattles family in the Civil War, part I : a scattered home front -- The Wattles family in the Civil War, part II : fighting for union and memory -- "My dear doctor" : the medical careers of the Wattles sisters -- A westering family : the Wattles-Faunces as settler colonists -- A western identity : the Wetherill women -- Epilogue.
Summary Nearly 250 years after ninety-five-year-old Elder Thomas Faunce got caught up in the mythmaking around Plymouth Rock, his great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter Hilda Faunce Wetherill died in Pacific Grove, California, leaving behind a cache of letters and family papers. The remarkable story they told prompted historian Lynne Marie Getz to search out related collections and archives--and from these to assemble a family chronology documenting three generations of American life. Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers tells of zealous abolitionists and free-state campaigners aiding and abetting John Brown in Bleeding Kansas; of a Civil War soldier serving as a provost marshal in an occupied Arkansas town; of young women who became doctors in rural Texas and New York City in the late nineteenth century; of a homesteader and businessman among settler colonists in Colorado; and of sisters who married into the Wetherill family--known for their discovery of Ancient Pueblo sites at Mesa Verde and elsewhere--who catered to a taste for Western myths with a trading post on a Navajo reservation and a guest ranch for tourists on the upper Rio Grande. Whether they tell of dabbling in antebellum reforms like spiritualism, vegetarianism, and water cures; building schools for free blacks in Ohio or championing Indian rights in the West; serving in the US Army or confronting the struggles of early women doctors and educators, these letters reveal the sweep of American history on an intimate scale, as it was lived and felt and described by individuals; their family story reflects the richness and complexity of the genealogy of the nation.
Subject Wattles, Augustus, 1807-1876 -- Family.
Wattles, Susan Elvira, 1810-1898 -- Family.
Brown, John, 1800-1859 -- Friends and associates.
Wattles family.
Brown, John, 1800-1859. (OCoLC)fst00034505
Wattles, Augustus, 1807-1876. (OCoLC)fst01973186
Wattles family. (OCoLC)fst01772234
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Friendship. (OCoLC)fst00935174
Added Title Abolitionists, doctors, ranchers, and writers
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