Laurie Winn Carlson

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On Sidesaddles to Heaven: The Women of the Rocky Mountain Mission

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"The candid look at these women, what their lives were like in the 1830s, and how they thought and related to other people, sets the story apart from previous treatments and makes it an engaging, perceptive, and readable treatment."--Robert M. Utley

256 pages. Paperback. $19.95. Caldwell, ID: Caxton Press, 1998.

Selected Works

Thomas Edison for Kids
A biography with activities and experiments for young readers. Chicago Review Press, 2006.

On Sidesaddles to Heaven: The Women of the Rocky Mountain Mission
The lives of the first six white women--missionaries--to cross the Rocky Mountains in the 1830s.

Seduced by the West:
Jefferson’s America and the Lure of the Land Beyond the Mississippi

A provocative look at the nation and personalities surrounding the Lewis and Clark era.


A Fever in Salem: A New Interpretation of the New England Witch Trials
“innovative... impressive... persuasive”

--Publishers Weekly

Cattle: An Informal Social History
The curious and wonderful story of the animal that changed human history.

University of Missouri Press, June 2005.

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