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  • Growing Up with the Townby Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    In this unusual blend of chronological and personal history, Dorothy Hubbard Schwieder combines scholarly sources with family memories to create a loving and informed history of Presho, South Dakota, and her family's life there from the time of settlement in 1905 to the mid 1950s. more...

  • After the West Was Wonby Paula M. Nelson

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 29.95

    "In this well-written monograph Paula M. Nelson tells the story of the settlement of 'west river country,' that part of South Dakota west of the Missouri River....Nelson's major contribution is her reconstruction of the social life of this generation of settlers....Nelson is particularly sensitive to the experience of pioneer women, both those who... more...

  • Bachelor Bessby Philip L. Gerber; Paul Corey; Wayne Franklin

    University of Iowa Press 1990; US$ 44.95

    In July 1909 twenty-one-year-old Elizabeth Corey left her Iowa farm to stake her claim to a South Dakota homestead. Over the next ten years, as she continued her schoolteaching career and carved out a home for herself in this inhospitable territory, she sent a steady stream of letters to her family back in Iowa. From the edge of modern America,... more...

  • Hapa Girlby May-lee Chai

    Temple University Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    In the mid-1960s, Winberg Chai, a young academic and the son of Chinese immigrants, married an Irish-American artist. In Hapa Girl ("hapa" is Hawaiian for "mixed") their daughter tells the story of this loving family as they moved from Southern California to New York to a South Dakota farm by the 1980s. In their new Midwestern... more...

  • The Prairie Winnows Out Its Ownby Paula M Nelson

    University of Iowa Press 1996; US$ 25.00

    Between 1900 and 1915, in the last great land rush, over one hundred thousand homesteaders flooded into the west river country of South Dakota, a land noted for its aridity and unpredictable weather, its treelessness, and its endless sky. The settlers of “the last, best west” weathered their first crisis in the severe drought of 1910-1911,... more...

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