Bad Land

Bad Land

An American Romance

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
Details the harsh and desperate realities of the homesteaders' lives, offering a 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.

Publisher: Thorndike, ME : Thorndike Press, 1998, c1996
ISBN: 9780786214280
0786214287
Characteristics: 534 p. : map ; 23 cm

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