"Among the numerous diaries published recently as scholars probe women's history, Farnsworth's is a real find." -- Sally Mitchell "The publication now of books like Martha Farnsworth's has contributed to radical revisions of women's history and reassessment of women's skills as writers." -- Elizabeth Hampsten ..". superb edition of the diary of Kansas pioneer Martha Farnsworth... a fact-filled, revealing account of an extraordinary-but-ordinary woman... " -- American Quarterly ..". the inside story of a women's life in the middle of America... " -- Bloomsbury Review A Kansas teacher, housewife, photographer, and suffragist, Martha Farnsworth compulsively recorded her life in middle America during a period of tremendous social and cultural change.Springer, Haskell S. is the author of 'Plains Woman The Diary of Martha Farnsworth 1882-1922' with ISBN 9780253204806 and ISBN 0253204801.