Sisters of Fortune

By: Heffernan, Nancy Coffey

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1st printing. Edge wear. 1993 Trade Paperback. In 1850 , James Wilson, a widowed congressman from Keene, New Hampshire, left his three daughters and young son to seek his fortune in the California gold rush. During his twelve year absence, the daughters wrote their father almost 350 letters filled with accounts of daily life and lively observations on local and national events. The daughters -- Mary Elizabeth, 24, Annie, 18, and Charlotte, 16, when their father left -- were conventional, upper-middle-class young women struggling to keep up appearances in a society that accorded them few rights. These letters and the story they tell constitute a valuable social and cultural document and offer readers a vivid description of mid-19th century American life.

Title: Sisters of Fortune

Author: Heffernan, Nancy Coffey

Categories: Biography, Old West,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: University Press of New England: 1993

ISBN Number: 087451651X

ISBN Number 13: 9780874516517

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2292386

Keywords: AMERICANA,