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Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith

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Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier
“The rarely seen and startlingly vital black-and-white photographs in this volume capture the fortitude and pride of the clear-eyed women of the frontier...Peavy and Smith cut through all the myths of frontier life in their frank and engaging commentary, getting down to cold, gritty facts...A book as fresh and inspring as a bright, breezy day on the plains.”
--American Library Journal

Frontier Children
Enriched by more than 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children explores the faces and scenes of childhood in the nineteenth-century American West. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have brought together stories and images that erase stereotypes and bring to life the infinite variety of the experience of growing up on the western frontier.

Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier
“Writing with remarkable grace, Peavy and Smith sketch fascinating portraits of six frontier marriages, paying equal attention to the activities of each spouse...A valuable contribution to the literature on family, on women's history, and on western American history."
--Darlis Miller


Musical Theatre Works

Selected Works

1. Western Women's History
Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier
“This 'patchword' of women's words and pictures captures the pioneer experience memorably and elegantly.”
--Susan Armitage, coeditor of The Women's West and Writing the Range
Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier
“These families come alive in their variety, differences, and particularities. Their stories are told with power and grace, and they merit reading.”
--Annette Atkins
2. Western Family History
Frontier Children
“...a laudable 'verbal and visual montage that celebrates the experiences of children growing up in the American West..."
--Pacific Northwest Quarterly
3. Young Adult
4. Peavy-Smith Presentations
5. Musical Theatre/Opera
Opera based on the life and letters of Pamelia Fergus, Montana pioneer. Composer, Eric Funk. Librettists, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith. Premiered August 1989 in Billings, Montana. Choral Suite from the opera performed in Carnegie Hall, May 1989.
10-minute musical based on the life and death of Dr. Karen Wetterhahn, Dartmouth University professor of chemistry who died in 1996 from a single drop of dimethylmercury. Music by Alfredo Alverez. Book and Lyrics by Linda Peavy
A Mountain on Her Mind
25-minute musical (radio drama format) based on life of Annie Smith Peck, classicist turned alpinist.
Mountains That Matter
Full-length musical based on the life of Annie Smith Peck, classicist turned alpinist. Music, lyrics, book by Linda Peavy; arrangments by Daniel Acquisto

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