Frontier Children

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University of Oklahoma Press, Oct 1, 2002 - History - 176 pages
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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.

 

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Coauthors also wrote Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women on the Frontier and Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement: Life on the Home Frontier. The authors also included a very helpful index. Read full review

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In this latest collaboration between Peavy and Smith (Pioneer Women; Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement), the pair shift their focus to children and coming of age in the late 19th- and early ... Read full review

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Contents

Childhood on the Frontier
3
Frontier Children on the Move
15
Frontier Children and Their Environment
39
Frontier Children within the Home
61
Frontier Children at Work and Play
89
The Education of Frontier Children
115
Coming of Age on the Frontier
137
Notes
149
Index
157
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Linda Peavy has published fiction, poetry, and drama in numerous literary journals and anthologies. She began collaborative work in women's history and biography with coauthor Ursula Smith in Bozeman, Montana. Since then Peavy and Smith have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, Peavy has given presentations and workshops with Smith across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House. With Smith she has been awarded a Redd Center for Western Studies Independent Research Award, a Smithsonian Short-Term Visitors grant, two nonfiction writing residencies at Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington, and two Paladin Awards for excellence in writing western history.

Ursula Smith pursued graduate work at San Francisco State University under a Ford Foundation Fellowship and taught in the San Francisco school system. She began collaborative work in women's history and biography with coauthor Linda Peavy in Bozeman, Montana. Since then Peavy and Smith have coauthored ten books, including Women in Waiting in the Westward Movement, Pioneer Women, Frontier Children, and Frontier House. Currently residing in Vermont, Smith has given presentations and workshops with Peavy across the nation, including at the Library of Congress and the White House. With Peavy she has been awarded a Redd Center for Western Studies Independent Research Award, a Smithsonian Short-Term Visitors grant, two nonfiction writing residencies at Centrum, Port Townsend, Washington, and two Paladin Awards for excellence in writing western history.

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