Frontier Children

Frontier Children

by Linda Peavy
     
 

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Enriched by over 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and verbal montage of childhood in the nineteenth-century West. From a wide range of primary and secondary sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, well known for their books on western women, have brought together stories and images that erase the stereotypes and bring to life the infinite

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Enriched by over 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and verbal montage of childhood in the nineteenth-century West. From a wide range of primary and secondary sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, well known for their books on western women, have brought together stories and images that erase the stereotypes and bring to life the infinite variety of the experience of growing up in the American West.

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ForeWord
Frontier Children is a visual and verbal montage of childhood in the nineteenth century West. Peavy and Smith have brought together stories and images that erase the stereotypes and bring to life the infinite variety of the experience of growing up in the American West.
Library Journal
In this latest collaboration between Peavy and Smith (Pioneer Women; Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement), the pair shift their focus to children and coming of age in the late 19th- and early 20th-century American West. The resulting work is less analytical than Elliott West's Growing Up with the Country (Univ. of New Mexico, 1998). Instead, it centers on nearly 200 engaging and captivating period photographs of children at work or play, drawn from a variety of libraries and collections. The well-written text, which is based primarily on secondary sources, is ably supported by the visuals. A particularly noteworthy feature of this book is the coverage given to children of color. Another bonus is that sidebars discussing issues ranging from Indian schools to clothing are included. Providing a unique window on a historical aspect of childhood, this book will appeal to a wide segment of readers.--Daniel D. Liestman, Kansas State Univ. Lib., Manhattan Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131610
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
11/15/1999
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 11.32(h) x 0.64(d)

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