Women Behind the Plow, By Sue Kaseman Balcom
This book is published by the Tri-County Tourism Alliance, which promotes the history of Germans from Russia in North Dakota's Logan, McIntosh and Emmons Counties. Women Behind the Plow is the book accompanying the photo exhibit that has been on display across the state.
Women Behind the Plow honors the unrecognized contribution of women who grew up or lived on farms in Logan County, McIntosh County and Emmons County. Many stories haave never been told of farming prior to rural electrics bringing electricity to the sometimes-harsh prairies. How did these women learn about providing for families, sewing clothes or crocheting the scarce niceties in their homes?
In addition to being wives and mothers, many were farm hands, healers, teachers, housekeepers and artists. They kept traditional holidays and religious customs. Unseen and unrecognized many of these women did what they had to without recognizing the importance of their contribution to the economic growth of the state.
Compiled and written by Sue Kaseman Balcom of Mandan, this is a beautiful companion piece to Ewiger Saatz (sold out), the book about Germans from Russia food heritage.
Hardcover, 150 pages