One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd

by Jim Fergus | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0312199430 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AlterEgoZoe of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on 6/5/2017
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by AlterEgoZoe from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Monday, June 05, 2017
Got at a library book sale. To share.

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, March 11, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Indigenous Peoples bookbox.

Later: As a fan of the TV series "Here Come the Brides," with its premise of a shipload of women sent to a remote Pacific-Northwest logging community as potential wives, I found the premise of this book interesting - not least for its inspiration by a fleeting historical incident. This story isn't as fluffy and silly as the TV show was, of course, but it has some interesting elements that contrast with the many books about captives of Native American tribes who became so fond of (or so caught up in) their new lives that they refused to return to the old.

The setup for obtaining the "volunteers" relies on prisons and workhouses and such as sources, suggesting that things will not be tranquil among the brides or with their new husbands and tribes - and they aren't, though the book takes the story in some directions I didn't expect.

The details of tribal life are interesting, especially when the women decide they'd like to try some of the usually-male-only things themselves. But by the time the story ramps up to its bloody and horrifying (and, I suppose, inevitable) conclusion, I found that I wasn't invested in the characters so much as in the overwhelming bleakness...

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Providence Pike (see notes) in Putnam, Connecticut USA on Sunday, April 22, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (4/21/2018 UTC) at Providence Pike (see notes) in Putnam, Connecticut USA


I left this book on a lawn tractor in front of a hardware store in the shopping plaza at 60 Providence Pike, while on a book-release road-trip in honor of International BookCrossing Day. Hope someone enjoys the book!

(For those on Facebook, see the International BookCrossing Day event.)

[See other recent releases in CT here.]

*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

Journal Entry 4 by Amberiah_Marie at Putnam, Connecticut USA on Sunday, April 22, 2018
My boyfriend and I went to check out the new 'Runnings' store by our new house in CT yesterday. I was heading inside and he said he wanted to look at the tractors out front. Being he likes the best of everything, he walked all the way down the row to the biggest one they had...I began starting to look at the flowers and trees they had outside for something to plant for earth day today. He discovered the book and read me the traveling book tag on the cover before handing it to me. I didnt end up finding anything for myself in the store but was over the moon about this special discovery! As its finally nice enough out here in New England, I'm looking forward to laying out in the hammock he purchased for us and taking in this novel!

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