Always Plenty to Do Growing Up on a Farm in the Long Ago by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg


Always Plenty to Do Growing Up on a Farm in the Long Ago by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg

The story of childhood on America's farms in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century; reveals what farm children saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt--and how they worked, played, and learned. Includes historical photographs --Provided by publisher.


Pamela Riney-Kehrberg's meticulous research and engaging narration let us vicariously experience ways of work and play that are now lost forever. Always Plenty To Do provides readers of all ages with plenty to think about as we consider the gains and losses of inescapable change in how children live their lives from one century to the next. -- Claudia Mills, author of One Square Inch and The Totally Made Up Civil-War Diary of Amanda MacLeish [prepublication blurb]

About the Author

Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, professor of history at Iowa State University, is also the author of the scholarly history Childhood on the Farm: Work, Play, and Coming of Age in the Midwest. Her interest in children s history was inspired by four grandparents who all grew up poor on Kansas farms.

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144 pages


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Publication date

15th October 2011



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