Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture

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University of Missouri Press, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 342 pages
 

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Anita Fellman provides interesting insights into the connections among Laura Ingalls Wilder, her daughter Rose, and the larger philosophical and political backdrop of the Little House series so ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Growing Up in Little Houses
11
2 Creating the Little House
39
3 Revisiting the Little Houses
69
4 Little House in the Classroom
119
5 The Little House Readers at Home
155
6 The Little House Books in Public
199
7 The Little House in American Politics
230
Afterword
253
Notes
257
Bibliography
313
Index
333
Permissions
343
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