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The Foul, Filthy American Frontier

The Disgusting Details About the Journey Out West
Schwartz, Heather E. (Book - 2010 )
The Foul, Filthy American Frontier
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"Describes disgusting details about daily life in the American frontier, including housing, food, and sanitation"--Provided by publisher.
Authors: Schwartz, Heather E.
Title: The foul, filthy American frontier
the disgusting details about the journey out West
Publisher: Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2010
Characteristics: 32 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Heather E. Schwartz
Contents: American frontier 1841-1866
Journey begins
Toughing it out
Stops along the trail
Cooking with dung
Water worries
Deadly conditions
Donner Party
Disease and death
Grave situations
Filthy homesteads
Search for food
New dangers
Summary: "Describes disgusting details about daily life in the American frontier, including housing, food, and sanitation"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 1429639571
9781429639576
Branch Call Number: j 978.02 S3994f 2010
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index
Subject Headings: West (U.S.) History 19th century Juvenile literature Overland journeys to the Pacific Juvenile literature Frontier and pioneer life West (U.S.) Juvenile literature Pioneers West (U.S.) History 19th century Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Overland journeys to the Pacific
Frontier and pioneer life
Pioneers
LCCN: 2009031862
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Describes disgusting details about daily life in the American frontier, including housing, food, and sanitation.

From dehydration, to scurvy, a lack of food, and no privacy when using to bathroom, this book focuses on the challenges emigrants faced on their travels west.


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