Letters from the Dust Bowl

Letters from the Dust Bowl

by Caroline Henderson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0806135409

ISBN-13: 9780806135403

Pub. Date: 04/01/2003

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American "understanding of some of our farm problems." His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Henderson’s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Henderson’s articles are frequently

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In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American "understanding of some of our farm problems." His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Henderson’s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Henderson’s articles are frequently cited for her vivid descriptions of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains.

Caroline Henderson was a Mount Holyoke graduate who moved to Oklahoma’s panhandle to homestead and teach in 1907. This collection of Henderson’s letters and articles published from 1908 to1966 presents an intimate portrait of a woman’s life in the Great Plains. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature that sustained her as she struggled for survival.

Alvin O. Turner has collected and edited Henderson’s published materials together with her private correspondence. Accompanying biographical sketch, chapter introductions, and annotations provide details on Henderson’s life and context for her frequent literary allusions and comments on contemporary issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806135403
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
278
Sales rank:
1,140,564
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
Prefacexi
Introduction3
1.Beginnings, 1908-191431
2.Hopeful Years, 1914-192863
3.Clouded Horizons, 1929-193493
4.Dust to Eat, 1935-1937137
5.Slow and Partial Recovery, 1938-1951167
6.When Hope Has Gone, 1952-1966205
Epilogue241
Notes245
Bibliography261
Index269

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