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The Resource Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo

Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo

Label
Homesteading the plains : toward a new history
Title
Homesteading the plains
Title remainder
toward a new history
Statement of responsibility
Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Homesteading the Plains offers a bold new look at the history of homesteading, overturning what for decades has been the orthodox scholarly view. The authors begin by noting the striking disparity between the public's perception of homesteading as a cherished part of our national narrative and most scholars' harshly negative and dismissive treatment. Homesteading the Plains reexamines old data and draws from newly available digitized records to reassess the current interpretation's four principal tenets: homesteading was a minor factor in farm formation, with most Western farmers purchasing their land; most homesteaders failed to prove up their claims; the homesteading process was rife with corruption and fraud; and homesteading caused Indian land dispossession. Using data instead of anecdotes and focusing mainly on the nineteenth century, Homesteading the Plainsdemonstrates that the first three tenets are wrong and the fourth only partially true. In short, the public's perception of homesteading is perhaps more accurate than the one scholars have constructed. Homesteading the Plainsprovides the basis for an understanding of homesteading that is startlingly different from current scholarly orthodoxy."--
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1944-
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Edwards, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Friefeld, Jacob K.
  • Wingo, Rebecca S.
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  • Homestead law
  • Land tenure
Label
Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780803296794
Lccn
2017010795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983365888
Label
Homesteading the plains : toward a new history, Richard Edwards, Jacob K. Friefeld, Rebecca S. Wingo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780803296794
Lccn
2017010795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)983365888

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