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Enveloped by nostalgia, we tend to idealize the past as a time when the simple life prevailed, and our decisions were not mired in the outrageous ethical dilemma's induced by modern technology.
Black-and-white photographs illustrate this memorable tribute that does not overly idealize pioneer women, nor stereotype them as Hollywood media tends to (in the "submissive but sturdy" civilizing woman category, or the "drinking, smoking, cursing" Calamity Jane category), but rather offers an extensively researched yet thoroughly readable portrait that will connect women readers across America with their roots.
In this culture of the mind, our tendency is to idealize the area behind our eyes and forget everything else.
When we idealize people, admire them, or see them as heroes or saints, we tend to create an image of them that leaves Out what Paul might call their "less honorable parts.