By Susanne George Bloomfield
Earlier than MP3 gamers, DVDs, and games, sooner than even television and radio, American young children entertained themselves via analyzing. usually what they learn have been renowned magazines geared toward the total relatives; a weekly newspaper resembling The Youth’s better half or a per thirty days journal like St. Nicholas have been approximately all a turn-of-the-century relations may well have enough money. yet what those guides afforded used to be precious, and it really is this schooling in mind's eye and American existence that Adventures within the West revisits. Adventures within the West brings jointly twenty-six tales from The Youth’s better half and St. Nicholas to supply a special point of view at the values of the time. The tales additionally demonstrate the typical myths, attitudes, and prejudices of existence at the western frontier, mirrored within the classes those courses imparted to a tender viewers. to augment the reader’s knowing, the editors have further ancient and cultural historical past for every tale. the very best writers of the time, together with L. Frank Baum, Hamlin Garland, and Mary Austin, write of a West that mirrors American historical past and the values the authors sought to advertise. jam-packed with the exploits of cowpunchers, pioneers, brave Indians, and plucky animals, those riveting tales additionally embrace the ideals and studies of an period and inform multiple tale in their day. (20071021)
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Born the son of a farmer in Lawrence, Kansas, George Washington Ogden (1871–1966) left home at the age of seven to work as a railroad section hand. He aspired to a career in writing, and after the Kansas City Times published one of his poems, he accepted a reporter’s job for the newspaper, which eventually led to a position as its city editor. An extremely productive writer, Ogden worked as a correspondent and editor for several other periodicals, including the Chicago Tribune and Munsey’s Magazine.
Adventures in the West: Stories for Young Readers (Bison Original) by Susanne George Bloomfield