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Growing Up With the Country : Childhood on the Far Western Frontier (89 Edition)

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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 shape--and in turn were shaped by--the 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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This illustrated study shows how frontier life shaped childrenas character.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826311559
Author:
West, Elliott
Author:
West, E.
Editor:
Cronon, William
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Location:
Albuquerque :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
West
Subject:
West (U.S.) History.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
History
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Histories of the American Frontier (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 17
Publication Date:
19890931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
9.26x6.36x.97 in. 1.31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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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