PEAVY, LINDA; SMITH, URSULA.
Title Frontier Children.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Publisher University of Oklahoma, Norman: 1999.
0806131616 / 9780806131610
Seller ID 48404X1
Enriched by more than 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and literary montage of the faces and scenes of childhood in the nineteenth-century American West. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have brought together stories and images that erase stereotypes to reveal the infinite variety of childhood experiences on the western frontier. "Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith lead us into two territories that are both intimate and alien. The first is the American frontier, which haunts our memory as a place of national beginnings. . . . The second territory is that of individual origins - our childhoods. We form our personal myths, the stories that explain who we are, through remembered moments from the age of seven or twelve. . . . Like our selected frontier episodes, these personal memories shaped us, we believe; and so they are still with us. . . . The experiences of frontier children are a distinctively American variation of what draws us to all history."--Elliott West, from the Foreword
(Key Words: Children, Pioneer Children, Social Life, Customs, Linda Peavy, American West, Ursula Smith).