The Resource Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban

Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban

Label
Bad land : an American romance
Title
Bad land
Title remainder
an American romance
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Raban
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
""When Dad came out here, he had twenty-five dollars, a wagon, and a mule." So begins the stories of countless homesteaders who, in the first decades of this century, seized an astounding government offer: three hundred and twenty free acres in the stark, dry Plains of Montana and the Dakotas. Seduced by the promises from railroad companies, by liberal credit from bankers, and by scientific claims about dry-land farming; seduced, above all, by the prospect of a new life in the New World, Americans and Europeans came determined to put down roots and prosper."--BOOK JACKET. "In Bad Land, Jonathan Raban imaginatively re-creates the austere terrain that once housed their hopes; he portrays the people whose dreams foundered there and the survivors who endured amidst the ruins of those who fled. He brings to life the deserted homesteads and recaptures the voices of those immigrants for whom the bare prairie represented a fantastic choice of personal renewal."--BOOK JACKET. "With razor-sharp acuity and wit Raban makes clear that our notion of the West as a realm of settled communities peopled by farmers and small-town merchants has always been more imaginary than real. His portrait of this least-known region of the Unites States strips away the myth - while preserving the romance - that has shrouded our understanding of it. Bad Land is at once a revelatory and moving journey into the forlorn soul of our heartland."--BOOK JACKET
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Raban, Jonathan
Dewey number
978
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F591
LC item number
.R22 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • West (U.S.)
  • West (U.S.)
Label
Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780679442547
Lccn
96013432
Other physical details
col. map
System control number
  • OCM34472165
  • CARL034472165
Label
Bad land : an American romance, Jonathan Raban
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
324 p.
Isbn
9780679442547
Lccn
96013432
Other physical details
col. map
System control number
  • OCM34472165
  • CARL034472165

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