Frontier Children

By: Linda Peavy, Ursula Smith

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Enriched by over 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and verbal montage of childhood in the nineteenth-century West. From a wide range of primary and secondary sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith, well known for their books on western women, have brought together stories and images that erase the stereotypes and bring to life the infinite variety of the experience of growing up in the American West.

Title: Frontier Children

Author: Linda Peavy, Ursula Smith

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Categories: Frontier & Pioneer Life,

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0-8061-3505-0

ISBN Number 13: 9780806135052

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 176 pages, 10 3/4 x 8, 206 b&w illus, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press

Seller ID: 135050

Description: 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