Journal (Diaries)

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Please?read?”Women’s?Diaries?of?the?Westward?Journey”?by?Lillian?Schlissel.?And?then?write?a?four?pages
journal?on?it.?Basically?just?write?some?of?your?thoughts?of?the?book.?Here?is?some?topics?you?may?write?about?in
the?journal.?Below?are?the?requirements?that?you?need?to?write?in?the?journal.
1.?What?question[s]?did?Schlissel?ask?herself?that?led?to?her?researching?and?writing?this?book??What?types?of
primary?sources?did?she?use?as?her?evidence??What?conclusions?did?she?arrive?at?after?examining?that?evidence?
Where?did?she?find?her?evidence??Was?there?sufficient?evidence?available?to?warrant?her?conclusions??
2.?Schlissel?devotes?the?second?half?of?her?book?to?the?diary?entries?of?four?different?women:?Catherine?Haun,
Lydia?Allen?Rudd,?Amelia?Stewart?Knight,?Jane?Gould?Tourtillott.?Pick?one?of?these?four?diaries,?read?through?it,
write?about?it?in?your?journal,?and?be?prepared?to?discuss?it?in?class.?How?does?this?particular?woman?s
experience?compare?to?the?generalizations?and?conclusions?that?Schlissel?makes?in?her?main?text??Why?did?this
woman?write?her?diary??Why?might?Schlissel?have?chosen?to?include?this?particular?diary?out?of?the?over?one
hundred?she?read?for?her?book??Does?any?character?trait?or?experience?set?this?diarist?apart?from?other?women?on
the?trail??Note?that?for?purposes?of?this?exercise,?you?may?not?use?the?handwritten?sheets?of?Barsina?Rogers
French.