On the way home

the diary of a trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780439087025

Category: Authors, American

Page: 120

View: 481

Describes the sights and events a frontier family encounters traveling from South Dakota to the Ozarks.

On the Way Home

The Diary of a Trip from South Dakota to Mansfield, Missouri, in 1894

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: N.A


Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 101

View: 9726

Describes the sights and events a frontier family encounters travelling from South Dakota to the Ozarks.

A Little House Traveler

Writings from Laura Ingalls Wilder's Journeys Across America

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060724919

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 352

View: 8055

By the mid-1930s Laura Ingalls Wilder's journeys had taken her from Wisconsin to South Dakota, from Missouri to California and back again. She had traveled by wagon, by train, and by car; alone, with her husband, and with her daughter. She had watched the times, seasons, and people change over six decades of traveling. But one thing remained the same: Laura always kept a pencil and paper with her to jot down notes about her experiences. For the first time ever, writings from three of Laura's most memorable trips have been collected in one special omnibus edition featuring historical black-and-white photographs. On the Way Home recounts her 1894 move with Rose and Almanzo from South Dakota to their new homestead in Mansfield, Missouri. West From Home consists of letters from Laura to Almanzo as she traveled to California in 1915 to visit Rose. And previously unpublished materials from Laura and Almanzo's car trip in 1931 now tell the story of their first journey back to DeSmet, the town where Laura grew up, where she met Almanzo, and where they fell in love. Laura's candid sense of humor and keen eye for observation shine through in this wonderful collection of writings about the many places Laura Ingalls Wilder called home.

The Gendered West

The American West

Author: Gordon Morris Bakken,Brenda Farrington

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135694265

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7153

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Little Lodges on the Prairie

Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author: Teresa Lynn

Publisher: Tranquility Press

ISBN: 0990497704

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

View: 6718

The Little House on the Prairie books and TV show have inspired generations, but few people know the history of the Ingalls family in Freemasonry. Discover new stories about Laura Ingalls Wilder in Little Lodges on the Prairie: Freemasonry & Laura Ingalls Wilder, the first book to comprehensively document the role Masonry and the Eastern Star played in the lives of this iconic American family. A lively and informative look at this lesser-known aspect of Laura’s life, including documents which have rarely been seen and never before been published, Little Lodges on the Prairie gives readers an intriguing new and unique perspective on Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family.

Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood

Author: Heather Snell,Lorna Hutchison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134498632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 4224

The essays in this collection address the relationship between children and cultural memory in texts both for and about young people. The collection overall is concerned with how cultural memory is shaped, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, sometimes in opposition to dominant national narratives, and often for the benefit of young readers who are assumed not to possess any prior cultural memory. From the innovative development of school libraries in the 1920s to the role of utopianism in fixing cultural memory for teen readers, it provides a critical look into children and ideologies of childhood as they are represented in a broad spectrum of texts, including film, poetry, literature, and architecture from Canada, the United States, Japan, Germany, Britain, India, and Spain. These cultural forms collaborate to shape ideas and values, in turn contributing to dominant discourses about national and global citizenship. The essays included in the collection imply that childhood is an oft-imagined idealist construction based in large part on participation, identity, and perception; childhood is invisible and tangible, exciting and intriguing, and at times elusive even as cultural and literary artifacts recreate it. Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood is a valuable resource for scholars of children’s literature and culture, readers interested in childhood and ideology, and those working in the fields of diaspora and postcolonial studies.

Paul Tschetter

The Story of a Hutterite Immigrant Leader, Pioneer, and Pastor

Author: Rod Janzen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606081349

Category: Religion

Page: 316

View: 5628

Paul Tschetter Was a Leading Figure In Late Nineteenth-Century Hutterite history, the "Hutterite Joshua," who convinced 1,250 Hutterites to leave Russia in the 1870s and resettle in Dakota Territory. Tschetter's life elucidates the way that an immigrant community fought for survival in a North American environment that stressed assimilation to radically different political, economic, cultural, and religious values. Janzen provides an in-depth narrative and analysis of Tschetter's influence based on diaries, sermons, hymns, interviews, and other primary materials. "I welcome this long-overdue book on Paul Tschetter. Rod Janzen is to be commended for continuing to preserve the Prairieleut heritage. Paul Tschetter provided much needed leadership in a very transitional period of Hutterian history."---Tony Waldner, Forest River Hutterite Colony "Much has been written on the communal Hutterites, but Rod Janzen is one of the very few scholars who have tracked the history of the more numerous Prairieleut, or noncommunal Hutterites. Spotlighting the pivotal Prairieleut leader Paul Tschetter is a giant step forward in preserving the history of the `other' Hutterites."---Timothy Miller, University of Kansas "Janzen writes the way history ought to be written ... The author builds upon, and then goes far beyond all previous studies---in content, and especially in his solid interpretation and historical analysis where socioreligious perspectives are not shortchanged."---Leonard Gross, author of the Golden Years of the Hutterites "The Tschetter family is grateful for Dr. Janzen's thoughtful biography."---Wesley G. Tschetter, South Dakota State University "Paul Tschetter's biography---so well-written by the careful and detailed research of Rod Janzen---preserves as a lasting tribute the story of a wonderful and many-sided man and the remarkable community of the Prairieleut people in the context of a forever vanished society and era."---Max Stanton, Brigham Young University, Hawaii

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist

Writings from the Ozarks

Author: Stephen W. Hines

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826266156

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 344

View: 305

Before Laura Ingalls Wilder found fame with her Little House books, she made a name for herself with short nonfiction pieces in magazines and newspapers. Read today, these pieces offer insight into her development as a writer and depict farm life in the Ozarks—and also show us a different Laura Ingalls Wilder from the woman we have come to know. This volume collects essays by Wilder that originally appeared in the Missouri Ruralist between 1911 and 1924. Building on the initial compilation of these articles under the title Little House in the Ozarks, this revised edition marks a more comprehensive collection by adding forty-two additional Ruralist articles and restoring passages previously omitted from other articles. Writing as “Mrs. A. J. Wilder” about modern life in the early twentieth-century Ozarks, Laura lends her advice to women of her generation on such timeless issues as how to be an equal partner with their husbands, how to support the new freedoms they’d won with the right to vote, and how to maintain important family values in their changing world. Yet she also discusses such practical matters as how to raise chickens, save time on household tasks, and set aside time to relax now and then. New articles in this edition include “Making the Best of Things,” “Economy in Egg Production,” and “Spic, Span, and Beauty.” “Magic in Plain Foods” reflects her cosmopolitanism and willingness to take advantage of new technologies, while “San Marino Is Small but Mighty” reveals her social-political philosophy and her interest in cooperation and community as well as in individualism and freedom. Mrs. Wilder was firmly committed to living in the present while finding much strength in the values of her past. A substantial introduction by Stephen W. Hines places the essays in their biographical and historical context, showing how these pieces present Wilder’s unique perspective on life and politics during the World War I era while commenting on the challenges of surviving and thriving in the rustic Ozark hill country. The former little girl from the little house was entering a new world and wrestling with such issues as motor cars and new “labor-saving” devices, but she still knew how to build a model small farm and how to get the most out of a dollar. Together, these essays lend more insight into Wilder than do even her novels and show that, while technology may have improved since she wrote them, the key to the good life hasn’t changed much in almost a century. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist distills the essence of her pioneer heritage and will delight fans of her later work as it sheds new light on a vanished era.

Legends of the Arts

50 Inspiring Stories of Creative People

Author: Arnold Cheyney

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 1596471379

Category: Art

Page: 112

View: 1039

Fifty one-page biographies of creative individuals, including actors, artists, authors, dancers, and musicians, are supplemented by six questions to encourage further reading and critical and creative thinking and a suggested reading list.

Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Woman behind the Legend

Author: John E. Miller

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826261151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 9702

Although generations of readers of the Little House books are familiar with Laura Ingalls Wilder’s early life up through her first years of marriage to Almanzo Wilder, few know about her adult years. Going beyond previous studies, Becoming Laura Ingalls Wilder focuses upon Wilder’s years in Missouri from 1894 to 1957. Utilizing her unpublished autobiography, letters, newspaper stories, and other documentary evidence, John E. Miller fills the gaps in Wilder’s autobiographical novels and describes her sixty-three years of living in Mansfield, Missouri. As a result, the process of personal development that culminated in Wilder’s writing of the novels that secured her reputation as one of America’s most popular children’s authors becomes evident.

Young Pioneers

Author: Rose Wilder Lane

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064406989

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3297

A story of frontier love and courage... Newlyweds Molly and David are only sixteen and eighteen years old when they pack up their wagon and head west across the plains in search of a new homestead. At first their new life is full of promise: The wheat is high, the dugout is warm and cozy, and a new baby is born to share in their happiness. Then disaster strikes, and David must go east for the winter to find work. Molly is left alone with the baby -- with nothing but her own courage to face the dangers of the harsh prairie winter.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

A Writer's Life

Author: Pamela Smith Hill

Publisher: South Dakota State Hist Society

ISBN: 097779556X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 1841

"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Country Cookbook

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder,William Anderson

Publisher: Harper Trophy

ISBN: 9780064461962

Category: Cooking

Page: 160

View: 6272

An original collection of recipes by Laura Ingalls Wilder is adapted from her personal records at Rocky Ridge Farm and includes such farmhouse fare as chicken and dumplings, corn pudding, and strawberry pie

Song of the Magdalene

Author: Donna Jo Napoli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481463780

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5320

The story of a teenage Mary Magdalene -- here called Miriam -- is finally told.... When the world goes dark and her mind explodes within her, Miriam's future is shattered. In ancient Israel such seizures make her unclean. If anyone finds out about them, she will be an outcast. Only Abraham -- the son of Hannah, her caretaker -- shares her secret. Abraham, too, is afflicted -- a perfect mind in an imperfect body -- and to the villagers he is an idiot. To Miriam he is a savior....


American Originals from the National Archives

Author: Stacey Bredhoff

Publisher: Philip Wilson Publishers, Limited


Category: History

Page: 79

View: 4235

Features accounts of twenty-five firsthand documents and transcripts, many exhibited for the first time, chronicling dramatic moments in American history, from handwritten reports by George Washington and John Adams to the message of the Apollo 8 crew bro

Tell Us We're Home

Author: Marina Budhos

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442406100

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7694

Jaya is from Trinidad, Maria is from Mexico, and Lola is from Slovakia. The girls couldn’t be more different, except for two things: They’re all the daughters of maids and nannies in their prosperous suburban town of Meadowbrook, and they all long to fit in and succeed among their more privileged peers. But when Jaya’s mother is accused of stealing some valuable jewelry from her employer, the seemingly liberal town of Meadowbrook becomes a place of ugly tensions and racism, and the girls’ friendship threatens to buckle under the strain. Once again, Marina Budhos has written a thoughtful and ambitious novel about class and the cultural differences that can both divide and unite.

Laura Ingalls Wilder's little town

where history and literature meet

Author: John E. Miller

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 4130

Drawing links between the experiences of the Ingalls family as described in the Little House series with events of the times, a study indicates its historically accurate portrayal of life on the nineteenth-century agricultural frontier.

Laura and Nellie

Author: Laura Ingalls Wilder,Melissa A. Peterson

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: 9780060274962

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 67

View: 8540

Laura tries to get even with Nellie, the meanest girl in school.

New Dawn on Rocky Ridge

Author: Roger Lea MacBride

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0064405818

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 9591

It’s a big year for thirteen-year-old Rose and her family as they witness the turn of the century and, after years of hard work, experience their first apple harvest out on Rocky Ridge farm. And as her feelings for Paul grow stronger, there are even signs of romance in the air for Rose. It’s a time for new beginnings in New Dawn on Rocky Ridge, the sixth book in the Rocky Ridge series continuing the story that Laura Ingalls Wilder told of her own childhood, a story that has charmed generations of readers.