Reader recommendation: Traveling Women
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Susan Clair Imbarrato brings us women's voices from the 18th century to the mid-19th century in her book, Traveling Women: Narrative Visions of Early America. In their travel diaries and letters, women wrote about the new landscapes, different customs, and the taverns and boardinghouses where they stayed. I felt as if I were traveling with them.