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The Resource Building a literary heritage : a study of three generations of pioneer women, 1880-1930, Donna Maples, (electronic resource)

Building a literary heritage : a study of three generations of pioneer women, 1880-1930, Donna Maples, (electronic resource)

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Building a literary heritage : a study of three generations of pioneer women, 1880-1930
Title
Building a literary heritage
Title remainder
a study of three generations of pioneer women, 1880-1930
Statement of responsibility
Donna Maples
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study examines three generations of pioneer women in the Great Plains region of the United States, 1880 to 1930, as they are viewed by authors of fiction and biography. An introduction surveys stereotypical roles by which pioneer women are portrayed in history and literature and the key historical developments that affected women as they moved and lived in the West during these fifty years. The first chapter treats women of the first generation to move into the sparsely settled homesteading region on the Great Plains, where they are often overwhelmed emotionally by the harsh physical environment and the lack of community with other women. The focal works for this chapter are Giants in the Earth by Ole Rolvaag, The Wind by Dorothy Scarborough, and short fiction by Mari Sandoz, Peggy Simson Curry, and Marcia Muller. The second chapter deals with first-generation pioneer women as they are viewed by their children; these women are generally portrayed as victims of emotional and physical abuse by their husbands. The major works discussed are Old Jules by Mari Sandoz, The Big Rock Candy Mountain by Wallace Stegner, and three works by Hamlin Garland: Main-Travelled Roads, A Son of the Middle Border, and A Pioneer Mother. The third chapter considers second-generation women, who are raised on the Great Plains and who incorporate the environment and male and female models into a self-image that includes increased options for family and professional roles. The novels discussed in this chapter are O Pioneers! and My Antonia by Willa Cather and the "Little House" series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The fourth chapter examines pioneer women who grow up on the Great Plains in a small-town civilization and who migrate back to the East to express their artistic gifts. The key works in this chapter are Lucy Gayheart and The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather and Rose of Dutcher's Coolly by Hamlin Garland. The conclusion relates studies on the psychological needs of women to literary portrayals of frontier women's experiences in the development of the West during fifty years of homesteading and settlement
Cataloging source
MUU
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1953-
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Maples, Donna
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1988.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN45.Y1988
LC item number
M365
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • American fiction
  • Rural women in literature
  • Women pioneers in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Frontier and pioneer life in literature
Label
Building a literary heritage : a study of three generations of pioneer women, 1880-1930, Donna Maples, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667235265
Extent
1 online resource (284 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the University of Missouri--Columbia only.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667235265
Label
Building a literary heritage : a study of three generations of pioneer women, 1880-1930, Donna Maples, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
667235265
Extent
1 online resource (284 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
MU: Access is limited to the University of Missouri--Columbia only.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)667235265

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