0313245924 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line, Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover, no dust jacket, as issued. Fore edge of pages lightly stained. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973.
The nine essays presented by John R. Wunder collectively expose the domestic and technological details of American pioneer life on the High Plains. The essays, each written by a leading authority in the field, examine such topics as early ranching and farming in the Rio Grande Valley and the Staked Plains; the impact on Native American and settler women of life on the agricultural frontier; the response to perceived threats by agriculturalists after the Civil War; and the agriculturalists' entry into the twentieth century via their response to cultural change. The final chapter, a speech made in 1890 by a Scottish traveller, contains a contemporary observation of the real and mythical qualities of life on the frontier.