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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

Pioneering was especially hard on women.  Author Glendon Swarthout wrote this novel to portray what might happen to women on the prairie who suffered from the loss of their mental faculties, due to the extreme hardships many endured. In the … Continue reading

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O Pioneers! by Willa Cather

“The dwelling houses were set about haphazard on the tough prairie sod; some of them looked as if they had been moved in overnight, and others as if they were straying off by themselves, headed straight for the open plain.  … Continue reading

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