Growing up with the Country Childhood on the Far Western Frontier

ISBN-10: 0826311555

ISBN-13: 9780826311559

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: Elliot West

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Historians have paid little attention to the lives and contributions of children who took part in westward expansion. In this major study of American childhood, now available again in paperback, Elliott West explores how children helped shapeand in turn were shaped bythe frontier experience. Frontier children's first vivid perceptions of the new country, when deepened by their work, play, and exploration, forged a stronger bond with their surroundings than that of their elders. Through diaries, journals, letters, novels, and oral and written reminiscences, West has reconstructed the lives of the children who grew to become the first truly Western generation.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 367
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Elliott West is Professor of American History at the University of Arkansas.

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