Letters from the Dust Bowl

Letters from the Dust Bowl

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In May 1936 Secretary of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace wrote to Caroline Henderson to praise her contributions to American qunderstanding of some of our farm problems.q His comments reflected the national attention aroused by Hendersona€™s articles, which had been published in Atlantic Monthly since 1931. Even today, Hendersona€™s articles are frequently cited for her vivid descriptions of the dust storms that ravaged the Plains. Caroline Henderson was a Mount Holyoke graduate who moved to Oklahomaa€™s panhandle to homestead and teach in 1907. This collection of Hendersona€™s letters and articles published from 1908 to1966 presents an intimate portrait of a womana€™s life in the Great Plains. Her writing mirrors her love of the land and the literature that sustained her as she struggled for survival. Alvin O. Turner has collected and edited Hendersona€™s published materials together with her private correspondence. Accompanying biographical sketch, chapter introductions, and annotations provide details on Hendersona€™s life and context for her frequent literary allusions and comments on contemporary issues.Eleanor proved responsive to Carolinea#39;s teaching and was ready for a high school curriculum by age nine. Home instruction, which included German and Latin as well as deep grounding in literature and language generally, had clearly anbsp;...

Title:Letters from the Dust Bowl
Author:Caroline Henderson
Publisher:University of Oklahoma Press - 2012-10-19


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