Bad Land: An American Romance

Bad Land: An American Romance

Book - 1996
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Random House, Inc.
Seduced by the government's offer of 320 acres per homesteader, Americans and Europeans rushed to Montana and the Dakotas to fulfill their own American dream in the first decade of this century. Raban's stunning evocation of the harrowing, desperate reality behind the homesteader's dream strips away the myth--while preserving the romance--that has shrouded our understanding of our own heartland.

Baker & Taylor
Journeys beyond the myth of the American West to reveal the harsh and desperate realities of the homesteaders' lives, offering an incisive portrait of the American heartland that redefines the essence of the American dream

Blackwell North Amer
"When Dad came out here, he had twenty-five dollars, a wagon, and a mule." So begins the stories of countless homesteaders who, in the first decades of this century, seized an astounding government offer: three hundred and twenty free acres in the stark, dry Plains of Montana and the Dakotas. Seduced by the promises from railroad companies, by liberal credit from bankers, and by scientific claims about dry-land farming; seduced, above all, by the prospect of a new life in the New World, Americans and Europeans came determined to put down roots and prosper.

Baker
& Taylor

Journeys beyond the myth of the American West to reveal the harsh and desperate realities of the homesteaders' lives, offering an incisive portrait of the American heartland that redefines the essence of the American dream. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 1996
Series:
ISBN: 9780679442547
0679442545
Branch Call Number: 978 RAB
Characteristics: 324p. ; 24 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at DPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top