Pioneer girl perspectives : exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder /

Laura Ingalls Wilder finished her autobiography, Pioneer Girl, in 1930 when she was sixty-three years old. Throughout the 1930s and into the early 1940s, she drew upon her original manuscript to write a successful series of books for young readers. Wilder's vision of life on the American fronti...

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Other Authors: Koupal, Nancy Tystad, (Editor)
Format: Book
Published:Pierre : South Dakota Historical Society Press, [2017]
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder / Nancy Tystad Koupal
  • Working Writers
  • 1. Speech for the Detroit Book Fair, 1937 / Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • 2. The Strange Case of the Bloody Benders: Laura Ingalls Wilder, Rose Wilder Lane, and Yellow Journalism / Caroline Fraser
  • 3. "Raise a Loud Yell": Rose Wilder Lane, Working Writer / Amy Mattson Lauters
  • Beginnings and Misdirections
  • 4. Pioneer Girl: Its Roundabout Path into Print / William Anderson
  • 5. Little Myths on the Prairie / Michael Patrick Hearn
  • 6. Her Stories Take You with Her: The Lasting Appeal of the Little House Books / Noel L. Silverman
  • Wilder's Place and Time
  • 7. Laura Ingalls Wilder as a Midwestern Pioneer Girl / John K. Miller
  • 8. Women's Place: Family, Home, and Farm / Paula M. Nelson
  • Enduring Tales and Childhood Myths
  • 9. Fairy Tale, Folklore, and the Little House in the Deep Dark Woods / Sallie Ketcham
  • 10. The Myth of Happy Childhood (and Other Myths about Frontiers, Families, and Growing Up) / Elizabeth Jameson
  • 11. Frontier Families and the Little House Where Nobody Dies / Ann Romines
  • Contributors
  • Index

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