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900 Miles from Nowhere

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900 Miles from Nowhere

Voices from the Homestead Frontier

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900 Miles from Nowhere by Steven R. Kinsella
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It was on the vast American prairie that people from around the world seized the opportunity for personal and economic freedom promised by free land. Travelling across oceans and continents, these hard-nosed, pragmatic people began arriving in the 1860s with shovels and ploughs, convinced they were part of something important. They were. Putting hand to plough and breaking the sod for their first crude homes, these hardy settlers left an indelible thumbprint on American history and on the country's character. Though many of their ventures ended in failure, their risks permanently enhanced the nation's diversity and its sense of independence and resourcefulness. 900 Miles from Nowhere is the heartfelt chronicle of the daily lives and personal struggles of Great Plains homesteaders, told in their own voices through many never-before-published letters, diaries, and photographs. Believing absolutely that they could control their own destiny, they bet everything they owned, even in the face of insurmountable obstacles. This is the remarkable and ever-inspiring story of life on the grasslands that stretch from Canada to Mexico.

Author Biography

Former press secretary to U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, Steven R. Kinsella is a news-media consultant and public affairs strategist for conservation organizations. The great-grandson of Great Plains homesteaders, Kinsella was raised on the northern prairie and now lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he also works as a freelance writer.
Release date NZ
September 1st, 2006
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
b/w photos
Imprint
Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Pages
194
Dimensions
255x200x18
ISBN-13
9780873515726
Product ID
2251386

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