July 28, 2011

Pioneering Women of the West

There's still time to register for this informative class on!

Pioneering Women of the West
Instructor: Anna Kathryn Lanier
Dates: August 1, 2011 -- August 31, 2011

Registration Deadline: July 31, 2011
Fee: $10/HHRW members, $20/others
Registration Form: http://heartsthroughhistory.com/classreg.htm
FMI: HHRW Campus Coordinator: classes@heartsthroughhistory.com

Class Description:

The West was discovered by men looking for adventure and fortune. But it was civilized by women who brought families, schools, churches, and stability to the area.

In PIONEERING WOMEN OF THE WEST, you'll learn about the western movement, the treacherous journey hundreds of thousands people took and of the lives of specific women who helped shape the West, intentionally or not. Some women went looking for a better life; others followed their man into the wilderness.

There will be three lectures a week, with time for questions and answers and additional research on the participants' part.


August 1-7: Introductions; Syllabus; Western Movement overview
August 8-14: Westward Ho!: Getting Started; Who Went; Keturah Belknap
August 15-21: The Women: Mail-order Brides; Teachers; Doctors
August 22-28: Off the Beaten Path: Makers and Shakers; Miscellaneous
August 29-31: Wrap-up


Anna Kathryn Lanier fell into the Western Movement by accident, but just like those mountain men and brave women of the 19th Century, Anna Kathryn was bitten by the Western bug, too. Research naturally followed her interest and though she doesn't claim to be an expert, she knows just enough to get her into trouble.

Anna Kathryn is published in both contemporary and historical Westerns with The Wild Rose Press. Visit her at http://www.aklanier.com/ and http://annakathrynlanier.blogspot.com/

Format: Course is conducted via Yahoo Groups email with lessons and Q&A

For additional information, contact the Campus Coordinator.

Register here: http://heartsthroughhistory.com/classreg.htm

Anna Kathryn Lanier


marybelle said...

I wish. A bit far for me to trek.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

Ah, but Mary, it's online...just have to trek to your computer, in your jammies if you want!