Frontier Children

Overview

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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Overview

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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This informative book would be an asset to a public, school, or classroom library collection. It offers YA readers over 200 clear photographs of youths in the frontier west accompanied by firsthand accounts. The visual and personal elements of this volume combine to create an appealing book. Peavy and Smith offer a more multicultural coverage than the usual European American journey west by including the experiences and expressions of Chinese, Hispanic, Native American and African American youths. Easy chapter divisions by subject areas such as home, family, work and play, education and adolescence make this a fine reference source for school reports as well as for topics of personal interest. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1999, Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 164p. illus. notes. index.,
— Linda Piwowarczyk
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806135052
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Linda Peavy has published fiction, poetry, and drama in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She began collaborative work in women's history and biography with coauthor Ursula Smith in Bozeman, Montana. Since then Peavy and Smith have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, Peavy has given presentations and workshops with Smith across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House. With Smith she has been awarded a Redd Center for Western Studies Independent Research Award, a Smithsonian Short-Term Visitors grant, two nonfiction writing residencies at Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington, and two Paladin Awards for excellence in writing western history.

Ursula Smith pursued graduate work at San Francisco State University under a Ford Foundation Fellowship and taught in the San Francisco school system. She began collaborative work in women's history and biography with coauthor Linda Peavy in Bozeman, Montana. Since then Peavy and Smith have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, Smith has given presentations and workshops with Peavy across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House. With Peavy she has been awarded a Redd Center for Western Studies Independent Research Award, a Smithsonian Short-Term Visitors grant, two nonfiction writing residencies at Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington, and two Paladin Awards for excellence in writing western history.

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