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A Settler\'s Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons

(2015)
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"This is a book with great meaning for those of us who grew up on farms, and a book to be shared with young people eager to know more about pioneer life." --Jerry Apps, author of "Old Farm: A History" and "Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist's Memoir"

"A Settler's Year" provides a rare glimpse into the lives of early immigrants to the upper Midwest. Evocative photographs taken at Old World Wisconsin, the country's largest outdoor museum of rural life, lushly illustrate stories woven by historian, novelist, and poet Kathleen Ernst and compelling firsthand accounts left by the settlers themselves.

In this beautiful book, readers will discover the challenges and triumphs found in the seasonal rhythms of rural life in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. As they turn the pages--traveling from sprawling farm to tidy crossroads village, and from cramped and smoky cabins to gracious, well-furnished homes--they'll experience the back-straining chores, cherished folk traditions, annual celebrations, and indomitable spirit that comprised pioneer life.

At its heart "A Settler's Year" is about people dreaming of, searching for, and creating new homes in a new land. This moving book transports us back to the pioneer era and inspires us to explore the stories found on our own family trees.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Hardback
Title: A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons
Author(s): Kathleen Ernst
ISBN: 0-87020-714-8 / 978-0-87020-714-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life through the Seasons
Author(s): Kathleen Ernst
Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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