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Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA 01075-1461)
John Mack Faragher (Project Director: June 1972 to present)

Family Structure on the Overland Trail 1840-1860

To support research into the structure of the family on the Overland Trail from 1840 to 1860 in light of the importance of geographic mobility as a force in American family life. Special attention will be paid to the role of paternal authority, the role of women and child-rearing practices on the Overland Trail to California and Oregon.

Project fields:
History, General

Younger Scholars, 2/76 - 2/85

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$1,560 (approved)
$1,560 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1972 – 9/30/1972