After the West Was Won

After the West Was Won : Homesteaders and Town-Builders in Western South Dakota, 1900-1917

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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 labored within the family and those single women who homesteaded on their own.--American Historical ReviewAfter the West Was Won is an impressively researched and beautifully written study....Nelson also conveys the sense of pain and suffering that pioneers in western South Dakota endured; the technology of steam, electricity, and internal combustion failed to create utopia in a primitive area after the West was won.--Technology and CulturePaula M. Nelson's account of the trials and tribulations of the pioneers of that flat, windswept plain is a welcome addition to the literature on the agricultural frontier.--Journal of American History"show more

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  • Electronic book text | 229 pages
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa City, United States
  • English
  • 1587291665
  • 9781587291661

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