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by Jane Taylor Nelsen,Albert E. Stone

ePub A Prairie Populist: The Memoirs of Luna Kellie (Singular Lives) download
Author:
Jane Taylor Nelsen,Albert E. Stone
ISBN13:
978-0877453697
ISBN:
0877453691
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Publisher:
University Of Iowa Press; 1 edition (May 1, 1992)
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Americas
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Rating:
4.9
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I absolutely love this book and I am just reading it through for the second time. I am encouraged by her stories of living in a sod house and raising children there

I absolutely love this book and I am just reading it through for the second time. The grammar and format take a bit to get used to but the descriptions of her time homesteading are just fascinating. I am encouraged by her stories of living in a sod house and raising children there. She perseveres and then finds her "voice" in the politics of the time.

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A Prairie Populist: The .has been added to your Cart. Despairing over the loss of two children and their homestead, Kellie and her husband concluded that economic hardship on the prairie was caused by "corporate monopolies" like the railroad companies, by land taxes, and by unforgiving banks too quick to foreclose. She became secretary of the Farmers Alliance and printer of a moderate reform newspaper, the Prairie Home.

This book contains both the personal and political memoirs of Luna Kellie, the prairie populist of the title.

Oct 29, 2016 HeavyReader rated it liked it. I really enjoy books about pioneer women in the United States. This book contains both the personal and political memoirs of Luna Kellie, the prairie populist of the title. The stories Kellie tells in her personal memoir took place when she was a young mother on the prairie of Nebraska, before she was politicized. She and her husband moved from Missouri to Nebraska to farm the land, in hopes of providing a good life for the big bunch of kids they hoped to raise.

Kellie writes of her homesteading and political life from the age of eighteen to forty, of failed crops, mortgaged fields, intense hardships, and . Kellie, Luna and Nelsen, Jane Taylor. A Prairie Populist: The Memoirs of Luna Kellie.

Kellie writes of her homesteading and political life from the age of eighteen to forty, of failed crops, mortgaged fields, intense hardships, and her devastation at the death of her children. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1992.

Late-19th-century Nebraska was a harsh place, and Kellie's memoirs-originally written on the backs of Nebraska Farmers' Alliance certificates-recall the hardships of the homesteading period and the populist political passions that emerged. In his foreword, Stone notes that the book "exemplifies and extends a feminist rural history" that shows women as important participants in society. Kellie's style is direct and honest. Lured to Nebraska by railroad advertising, her family dug an isolated sod house; in the dark, with owls hooting and coyotes howling, "it seemed.

Radicalized by railroad monopolies, corrupt government, recurring drought, heavy mortgages, and a desperate combination of rising costs and falling returns, prairie farmers were turning their energy toward raising less corn and more hell. Kellie actively sought to organize Nebraska into cooperatives and educate rural people about land, transportation, and money reform

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Foreword by albert e. stone

Foreword by albert e. stone. Series: Singular Lives. Published by: University of Iowa Press. Radicalized by railroad monopolies, corrupt government, recurring drought, heavy mortgages, and a desperate combination of rising costs and falling returns, prairie farmers were turning their energy toward raising "less corn and more hell.

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  • This book is outstanding when learning about our ancestors and how they lived and developed. I would recommend it to those who love history about Nebraska and those who teach our youth. Put it on your reading list!

  • great reading about my children's great, great great grandmother

  • I absolutely love this book and I am just reading it through for the second time. The grammar and format take a bit to get used to but the descriptions of her time homesteading are just fascinating. I am encouraged by her stories of living in a sod house and raising children there. She perseveres and then finds her "voice" in the politics of the time. Wonderful read!

  • THIS BOOK REVEALS THE WOMANS SIDE AND STRUGGLE IN THE EARLY WEST.SHE NEVER GAVE UP. GOOD BOOK