Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet

Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little Town: Where History and Literature Meet

by John E. Miller
     
 

"An excellent juxtaposition for any reader of the 'Little House' books. Miller's meticulous research shows again that Wilder's remarkable memory of her early life provides readers with a graphic picture of the pioneer era. So does this book."—William T. Anderson, author of Laura Ingalls Wilder Country

"Accessible and compelling."—Susanne George,

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"An excellent juxtaposition for any reader of the 'Little House' books. Miller's meticulous research shows again that Wilder's remarkable memory of her early life provides readers with a graphic picture of the pioneer era. So does this book."—William T. Anderson, author of Laura Ingalls Wilder Country

"Accessible and compelling."—Susanne George, author of The Adventures of the Woman Homesteader: The Life and Letters of Elinore Pruitt Stewart

Author Biography: John E. Miller, professor of history at South Dakota State University, is the author of Looking for History on Highway 14.

Editorial Reviews

Lincoln Journal-Star
This book will give a deeper understanding of the 'Little House' novels, and a greater appreciaton for them.
Library Journal
Grounded in painstaking research of the Dakotas of the 1880s. . . . Will appeal to historians of the American frontier.
Wichita Eagle
Laura Ingalls Wilder's novels are acknowledged classics in American children's literature. Miller demonstrates that they are also respectable social history.
Booknews
Miller (history, South Dakota State U.) illustrates how Wilder's novels enhance her readers' understanding of history and how a historical perspective framed Wilder's fiction, while chronicling Rose Wilder Lane's efforts to publish and promote her mother's sentimental yet believable tales of family life on the frontier. Miller examines Wilder's environment, particularly the town of De Smet, South Dakota, the setting of four of the novels. Includes b&w photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700606542
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 8.82(h) x 1.01(d)

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