Mandana White Goodenough’s diary tells a compelling story about a woman who gets married, has four children, and then becomes a widow. It is well written, funny, and full of personality. It is also very revealing in the details it provides about life for women in the middle of the nineteenth century in rural Vermont.
Burns, Chris, "Between This Time and That Sweet Time of Grace: The Diary of Mandana White Goodenough" (2009). University Libraries Faculty and Staff Publications. 36.