Ghost Settlement on the Prairie Joseph V. Hickey

ISBN: 9780700606801

Published: January 29th 1995

Hardcover

342 pages


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Ghost Settlement on the Prairie  by  Joseph V. Hickey

Ghost Settlement on the Prairie by Joseph V. Hickey
January 29th 1995 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 342 pages | ISBN: 9780700606801 | 4.24 Mb

This book, of course, is about more than a single Kansas town because the tiny, shifting community of Thurman becomes, in Hickeys interpretation, an epitome of settlements acorss the American West. . . . Above all, for me, this is a book aboutMoreThis book, of course, is about more than a single Kansas town because the tiny, shifting community of Thurman becomes, in Hickeys interpretation, an epitome of settlements acorss the American West. . . . Above all, for me, this is a book about sharing, about the perils of excessive individualism.

In extinct Thurman we have a disturbing and relevant paradigm.—William Least Heat-Moon, author of PrairyErth Hickey demonstrates that small need not mean inconsequential. This book has tremendously reinforced my conviction about the deep meaning in local history. It is insightful, well-written and crafted, and has considerable interpretive importance.—Craig Miner, author of West of Wichita: Settling the High Plains of Kansas, 1865-1890Wonderfully evocative scholarship about an exquisite and ordinary place.

Hickey treats Thurman and its people with respect. The result is a new touchstone for the community study on the Great Plains.—Thomas Isern, author of Bull Threshers and Bindlestiffs: Harvesting and Threshing on the North American PlainsAuthor Biography: Joseph V. Hickey is professor of anthropology at Emporia State University and coauthor of Society in Focus.



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