Charley Craft

Charley Craft

by Neal G Lineback
     
 

This is an American odyssey about a man and his family and their struggles to overcome the hardships of homesteading and to persevere with dignity, despite economic, social, and personal setbacks. Charley Craft was a hardworking, but simple man of strong moral conviction and intensely loved by his family and friends. Ostracized in the late 1800s in the North Carolina…  See more details below

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This is an American odyssey about a man and his family and their struggles to overcome the hardships of homesteading and to persevere with dignity, despite economic, social, and personal setbacks. Charley Craft was a hardworking, but simple man of strong moral conviction and intensely loved by his family and friends. Ostracized in the late 1800s in the North Carolina Piedmont community that raised him, he turned away and sought success first in Indiana where he married Martha Newby. With no money and few resources, Charley, Martha, and their two young children homesteaded 120 acres of raw, dusty prairie in the Oklahoma Panhandle in 1905. It was a difficult place to raise a family of six children as tornadoes, droughts, hailstorms, and blizzards made their lives harder. This true story mirrors the desperate experiences of thousands of homesteaders who sought grubstakes across the Great Plains in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Charley Craft is truly an American icon. His story is an American story, and his history tells us something about who we are as Americans, and how we got that way.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933251141
Publisher:
Parkway Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
0.61(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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