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Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl
A Novel

by Bich Minh Nguyen

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2014-02-06
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0698151372
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home—even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.

A Prairie Girl's Faith

A Prairie Girl's Faith
The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Stephen W. Hines

  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release : 2018-02-06
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0735289794
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first in-depth look at the spiritual path of legendary storyteller Laura Ingalls Wilder. With her extraordinary God-given pluck, the creator of the epic Little House series survived the harshness of frontier life—from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. Yet in every season, Laura found strength through her relationship with God. Now, several generations later, Laura’s insights about work and rest, trust in the face of hardship, and the value of faith are more relevant than ever. Through Laura’s discerning newspaper pieces as an early advice columnist, interviews with people who knew her personally, and extensive investigation by Stephen Hines, we witness an authentic faith that comes not from pretending all is well but from growing through difficult times. With photos and authentic recipes from the Little House era, A Prairie Girl’s Faith also opens a wider window into the lives of pioneers as it offers a revealing look at the beliefs, character, and culture into which Laura was born and grew to maturity.

Little House, Long Shadow

Little House, Long Shadow
Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture

by Anita Clair Fellman

  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2008-05-21
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 9780826266330
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beyond their status as classic children’s stories, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books play a significant role in American culture that most people cannot begin to appreciate. Millions of children have sampled the books in school; played out the roles of Laura and Mary; or visited Wilder homesites with their parents, who may be fans themselves. Yet, as Anita Clair Fellman shows, there is even more to this magical series with its clear emotional appeal: a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism in the Reagan years and beyond. In Little House, Long Shadow, a leading Wilder scholar offers a fresh interpretation of the Little House books that examines how this beloved body of children’s literature found its way into many facets of our culture and consciousness—even influencing the responsiveness of Americans to particular political views. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented during the period in which they wrote, their books reflect their use of family history as an argument against the state’s protection of individuals from economic uncertainty. Their writing emphasized the isolation of the Ingalls family and the family’s resilience in the face of crises and consistently equated self-sufficiency with family acceptance, security, and warmth. Fellman argues that the popularity of these books—abetted by Lane’s overtly libertarian views—helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Beyond tracing the emergence of this influence in the relationship between Wilder and her daughter, Fellman explores the continuing presence of the books—and their message—in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards. Little House, Long Shadow shows how ostensibly apolitical artifacts of popular culture can help explain shifts in political assumptions. It is a pioneering look at the dissemination of books in our culture that expands the discussion of recent political transformations—and suggests that sources other than political rhetoric have contributed to Americans’ renewed appreciation of individualist ideals.

Writing the Pioneer Woman

Writing the Pioneer Woman
A Book

by Janet Floyd

  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN : 0826262651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focusing on a series of autobiographical texts, published and private, well known and obscure, Writing the Pioneer Woman examines the writing of domestic life on the nineteenth-century North American frontier. In an attempt to determine the meanings found in the pioneer woman's everyday writings -- from records of recipes to descriptions of washing floors -- Janet Floyd explores domestic details in the autobiographical writing of British and Anglo-American female emigrants.

The Pioneer's Daughter

The Pioneer's Daughter
And The Unknown Countess

by Emerson Bennett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1851
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Chronicle of Walnut Station - Walnut Grove

A Chronicle of Walnut Station - Walnut Grove
A Book

by Daniel D. Peterson

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1257948326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
Storyteller of the Prairie

by Ginger Wadsworth

  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release : 1997-01-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9780822549505
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tells the life story of the author of the "Little House" books from her childhood in Wisconsin to her death at Rocky Ridge Farm at the age of ninety.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Writer's Life

by Pamela Smith Hill

  • Publisher : South Dakota State Hist Society
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN : 097779556X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls Wilder
American Writer on the Prairie

by Sallie Ketcham

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-09-16
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1136725660
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote stories that have defined the American frontier for generations of readers. As both author and character in her own books, she became one of the most famous figures in American children’s literature. Her famous Little House on the Prairie series, based on her childhood in Wisconsin, Kansas, Minnesota, and South Dakota, blended memoir and fiction into a vivid depiction of nineteenth-century settler life that continues to shape many Americans’ understanding of the country’s past. Poised between fiction and fact, literature and history, Wilder’s life is a fascinating window on the American West. Placing Wilder’s life and work in historical context, and including previously unpublished material from the Wilder archives, Sallie Ketcham introduces students to domestic frontier life, the conflict between Native Americans and infringing white populations, and the West in public memory and imagination.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl

by Ree Drummond

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2010-06-01
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0061959820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—and with these “Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.

Pioneer Mother Monuments

Pioneer Mother Monuments
Constructing Cultural Memory

by Cynthia Culver Prescott

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2019-04-04
  • Pages : 408
  • ISBN : 0806163895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than a century, American communities erected monuments to western pioneers. Although many of these statues receive little attention today, the images they depict—sturdy white men, saintly mothers, and wholesome pioneer families—enshrine prevailing notions of American exceptionalism, race relations, and gender identity. Pioneer Mother Monuments is the first book to delve into the long and complex history of remembering, forgetting, and rediscovering pioneer monuments. In this book, historian Cynthia Culver Prescott combines visual analysis with a close reading of primary-source documents. Examining some two hundred monuments erected in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present, Prescott begins her survey by focusing on the earliest pioneer statues, which celebrated the strong white men who settled—and conquered—the West. By the 1930s, she explains, when gender roles began shifting, new monuments came forth to honor the Pioneer Mother. The angelic woman in a sunbonnet, armed with a rifle or a Bible as she carried civilization forward—an iconic figure—resonated particularly with Mormon audiences. While interest in these traditional monuments began to wane in the postwar period, according to Prescott, a new wave of pioneer monuments emerged in smaller communities during the late twentieth century. Inspired by rural nostalgia, these statues helped promote heritage tourism. In recent years, Americans have engaged in heated debates about Confederate Civil War monuments and their implicit racism. Should these statues be removed or reinterpreted? Far less attention, however, has been paid to pioneer monuments, which, Prescott argues, also enshrine white cultural superiority—as well as gender stereotypes. Only a few western communities have reexamined these values and erected statues with more inclusive imagery. Blending western history, visual culture, and memory studies, Prescott’s pathbreaking analysis is enhanced by a rich selection of color and black-and-white photographs depicting the statues along with detailed maps that chronologically chart the emergence of pioneer monuments.

Writings to Young Women on Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume Three

Writings to Young Women on Laura Ingalls Wilder - Volume Three
As Told By Her Family, Friends, and Neighbors

by Laura Ingalls Wilder

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2006-05-08
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1418555800
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Writings to Young Women on Laura Ingalls Wilder: As Told by Her Family, Friends, and Neighbors, we see Laura through the eyes of those who knew her best. They tell of her insatiable love for reading and learning new things, her reactions to the fame from her best-selling children's series, and even which book she considered her favorite.

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Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 (c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pioneer Woman

Pioneer Woman
A Canadian Character Type

by Elizabeth Helen Thompson

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 199
  • ISBN : 9780773508323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In The Backwoods of Canada and The Canadian Settler's Guide, Catherine Parr Traill described a pioneer woman's role on the Ontario frontier, presenting an idealized portrait of the Canadian woman pioneer in the mid-nineteenth century. By transposing this figure into fiction, Traill managed to create what was, in effect, a new fictional character type: the pioneer woman.

Westward Expansion

Westward Expansion
A Book

by Sara E. Quay

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780313312359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Traces the pioneer roots of contemporary American culture and describes the life and culture during the period of western expansion.

Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder

Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder
Little House and Beyond

by Miranda A. Green-Barteet,Anne K. Phillips

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2019-06-18
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1496823095
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contributions by Emily Anderson, Elif S. Armbruster, Jenna Brack, Christine Cooper-Rompato, Christiane E. Farnan, Melanie J. Fishbane, Vera R. Foley, Sonya Sawyer Fritz, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Anna Thompson Hajdik, Keri Holt, Shosuke Kinugawa, Margaret Noodin, Anne K. Phillips, Dawn Sardella-Ayres, Katharine Slater, Lindsay Stephens, and Jericho Williams Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House and Beyond offers a sustained, critical examination of Wilder's writings, including her Little House series, her posthumously published and unrevised The First Four Years, her letters, her journalism, and her autobiography, Pioneer Girl. The collection also draws on biographies of Wilder, letters to and from Wilder and her daughter, collaborator and editor Rose Wilder Lane, and other biographical materials. Contributors analyze the current state of Wilder studies, delineating Wilder's place in a canon of increasingly diverse US women writers, and attending in particular to issues of gender, femininity, space and place, truth, and collaboration, among other issues. The collection argues that Wilder's work and her contributions to US children's literature, western literature, and the pioneer experience must be considered in context with problematic racialized representations of peoples of color, specifically Native Americans. While Wilder's fiction accurately represents the experiences of white settlers, it also privileges their experiences and validates, explicitly and implicitly, the erasure of Native American peoples and culture. The volume’s contributors engage critically with Wilder's writings, interrogating them, acknowledging their limitations, and enhancing ongoing conversations about them while placing them in context with other voices, works, and perspectives that can bring into focus larger truths about North American history. Reconsidering Laura Ingalls Wilder examines Wilder's strengths and weaknesses as it discusses her writings with context, awareness, and nuance.

Prairie Fires

Prairie Fires
The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

by Caroline Fraser

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-11-23
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN : 0708898661
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD SHORTLISTED FOR THE CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE 'Just as gripping as the original novels . . . As pacy and vivid as one of Wilder's own narratives, this surprising biography is immensely revealing both about Wilder and about America's founding myths' Sunday Times '"Little House" devotees will appreciate the extraordinary care and energy Fraser devotes to uncovering the details of a life that has been expertly veiled by myth' New York Times Book Review Millions of readers of the 'Little House' books believe they know Laura Ingalls Wilder - the pioneer girl who survived blizzards and near-starvation on the Great Plains as her family chased their American dream. But the true story of her life has never been fully told. Drawing on unpublished manuscripts, letters, diaries and public records, Caroline Fraser masterfully fills in the gaps in Wilder's biography, uncovering the grown-up story behind the best-loved childhood epic of pioneer life. Set against nearly a century of unimaginable change, from the Homestead Act and the Indian Wars to the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, Wilder's life was full of drama and adversity. Settling on the frontier amid land-rush speculation, her family endured Biblical tribulations of locusts and drought, poverty and want, before she left at the age of eighteen to marry Almanzo. This is where the books end, but there is so much more to tell; deep in debt after a series of personal tragedies, Laura and Almanzo uprooted themselves once again, crisscrossing the country, taking menial jobs to support the family. In middle age, she began writing a farm advice column, prodded by her journalist daughter Rose. And at the age of sixty, fearing the loss of almost everything in the Depression, she turned to children's books, recasting her extraordinarily difficult childhood as a triumphal vision of homesteading - achieving fame and fortune in the process. Laura Ingalls Wilder's life is one of the most astonishing rags-to-riches stories in American letters. Offering fresh insight and new discoveries, Prairie Fires reveals the complex woman who defined the American pioneer character, and whose artful blend of fact and fiction grips us to this day.

The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook

The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook
A Book

by Dale Cockrell

  • Publisher : A-R Editions, Inc.
  • Release : 2011-01-01
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN : 9780895796875
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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URL: https://www.areditions.com/rr/rra/a071.html The eight Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867¿1957), anchored in her family¿s history and filled with memories of frontier life, are cornerstone classics in American children¿s literature. Embedded in them are citations to 127 pieces of music--from parlor songs, stage songs, minstrel show songs, patriotic songs, Scottish and Irish songs, hymns and spirituals, to fiddle tunes, singing school songs, play party songs, folk songs, broadside ballads, catches and rounds. No books in American literature of comparable standing and popularity feature America¿s vernacular music so centrally, assign it such a major narrative role, and index it in such rich abundance. This edition is a reconstruction of "the family songbook," based on the music referenced in Wilder¿s books. Although no such object ever existed, her representations of music-making have likely informed the imaginations of more Americans than many a paper-and-bindings anthology, for what millions of readers have come to know about America¿s musical heritage is what they learned from the Little House books¿the titles and lyrics to songs; how songs and tunes functioned; where they were heard; what they meant; the importance of music to individuals, families, and communities. Wilder¿s references and her evocative images of music-making thus form the basis of understanding about "American music" to many readers. The Ingalls Wilder Family Songbook is an effort to give fresh voice and sound to the music inscribed in these great books and new appreciation about how music functioned during a place and time important in American history and mythology.

The Gendered West

The Gendered West
The American West

by Gordon Morris Bakken,Brenda Farrington

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-09-13
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1135694265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Wilder Life

The Wilder Life
My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie

by Wendy McClure

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2011-04-14
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1101486538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For anyone who has ever wanted to step into the world of a favorite book, here is a pioneer pilgrimage, a tribute to Laura Ingalls Wilder, and a hilarious account of butter-churning obsession. Wendy McClure is on a quest to find the world of beloved Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder-a fantastic realm of fiction, history, and places she's never been to, yet somehow knows by heart. She retraces the pioneer journey of the Ingalls family- looking for the Big Woods among the medium trees in Wisconsin, wading in Plum Creek, and enduring a prairie hailstorm in South Dakota. She immerses herself in all things Little House, and explores the story from fact to fiction, and from the TV shows to the annual summer pageants in Laura's hometowns. Whether she's churning butter in her apartment or sitting in a replica log cabin, McClure is always in pursuit of "the Laura experience." Along the way she comes to understand how Wilder's life and work have shaped our ideas about girlhood and the American West. The Wilder Life is a loving, irreverent, spirited tribute to a series of books that have inspired generations of American women. It is also an incredibly funny first-person account of obsessive reading, and a story about what happens when we reconnect with our childhood touchstones-and find that our old love has only deepened.