The Resource Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo

Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo

Label
Homesteading the plains : toward a new history
Title
Homesteading the plains
Title remainder
toward a new history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Homesteading the Plains offers a bold new look at the history of homesteading, overturning what for decades has been the orthodox scholarly view. The authors begin by noting the striking disparity between the public's perception of homesteading as a cherished part of our national narrative and most scholars' harshly negative and dismissive treatment.<BR /><BR />Homesteading the Plains reexamines old data and draws from newly available digitized records to reassess the current interpretation's four principal tenets: homesteading was a minor factor in farm formation, with most Western farmers purchasing their land; most homesteaders failed to prove up their claims; the homesteading process was rife with corruption and fraud; and homesteading caused Indian land dispossession. Using data instead of anecdotes and focusing mainly on the nineteenth century, Homesteading the Plainsdemonstrates that the first three tenets are wrong and the fourth only partially true. In short, the public's perception of homesteading is perhaps more accurate than the one scholars have constructed.<BR /><BR />Homesteading the Plainsprovides the basis for an understanding of homesteading that is startlingly different from current scholarly orthodoxy.<BR />"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
344.73/06363583
Index
index present
LC call number
KF5670
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo
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Machine generated contents note: List of Illustrations<BR /> List of Tables<BR /> Acknowledgments<BR /> 1. Competing Visions of Our Homesteading Past<BR /> 2. Recalculating Homesteading's Reach and Success<BR /> 3. Evolving Views on Homesteading Fraud<BR /> 4. Estimating the Extent of Fraud<BR /> 5. Homesteading and Indian Land Dispossession<BR /> 6. Women Proving Up Their Claims<BR /> 7. Mapping Community Formation<BR /> 8. Envisioning a New History of Homesteading<BR /> Appendix 1: An Annotated Review of GLO Circulars, 1862-1904<BR /> Appendix 2: Sources for Chapter 5 Graphs and Maps<BR /> Notes<BR /> Bibliography<BR /> Index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; 1. Competing Visions of Our Homesteading Past; 2. Recalculating Homesteading's Reach and Success; 3. Evolving Views on Homesteading Fraud; 4. Estimating the Extent of Fraud; 5. Homesteading and Indian Land Dispossession; 6. Women Proving Up Their Claims; 7. Mapping Community Formation; 8. Envisioning a New History of Homesteading; Appendix 1: An Annotated Review of GLO Circulars,1862- 1904; Appendix 2: Sources for Chapter 5 Graphs and Maps; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn993623724
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496202314
Lccn
2017033172
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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22573/ctt1s71kqd
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.b37273620
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)993623724
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Library Locations

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