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Little heathens [electronic resource] : hard times and high spirits on an Iowa farm during the Great Depression / Mildred Armstrong Kalish.

By: Kalish, Mildred Armstrong.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Bantam Books, 2007Description: 1 online resource (x, 292 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780553903782 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 0553903780 (electronic bk. : Adobe Reader); 9780553903782 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader); 0553903780 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket Reader).Subject(s): Kalish, Mildred Armstrong -- Childhood and youth | Kalish, Mildred Armstrong -- Family | Farm life -- Iowa -- Benton County -- History -- 20th century | Benton County (Iowa) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Depressions -- 1929 -- Iowa -- Benton County | New Deal, 1933-1939 -- Iowa -- Benton County | Rural families -- Iowa -- Benton County | Benton County (Iowa) -- Rural conditions | Benton County (Iowa) -- Biography | Iowa -- Social life and customs -- 20th century | Kalish, Mildred Armstrong -- Enfance et jeunesse | Vie rurale -- Iowa (États-Unis) -- 20e siècle | Crises économiques -- Iowa (États-Unis) -- 20e siècle | New Deal -- Iowa (États-Unis) | États-Unis -- BiographiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Little heathens.DDC classification: 977.7/61033092 | B Online resources: Click here to access title or place hold
Contents:
1: The family -- Foreground -- Great-Grandpa Jonathan -- Aunt Belle -- Thanksgiving -- 2: Building character -- Oral influences -- Literary influences -- Religious influences -- Thrift -- Medicine -- Chores -- Farm food -- An especially pleasant chore -- Water windmill -- Milking and other nightly chores -- Wash day -- Outhouses -- 3: Fall/Winter -- Country school: Monroe Number 6 -- Box social -- Gathering nuts -- Gathering wood -- Winter is Icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm! -- Town school: Garrison -- 4: Spring/Summer -- Leisure time -- Gardening -- Spring in Yankee Grove -- May baskets -- Birds -- Animal tales -- Raccoons and other critters.
Summary: A memoir from a schoolteacher of growing up in the heart of the Midwest during the Great Depression describes life on an Iowa farm during a time of endless work, resourcefulness, no tolerance for idleness or waste, family, and kinship.
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1: The family -- Foreground -- Great-Grandpa Jonathan -- Aunt Belle -- Thanksgiving -- 2: Building character -- Oral influences -- Literary influences -- Religious influences -- Thrift -- Medicine -- Chores -- Farm food -- An especially pleasant chore -- Water windmill -- Milking and other nightly chores -- Wash day -- Outhouses -- 3: Fall/Winter -- Country school: Monroe Number 6 -- Box social -- Gathering nuts -- Gathering wood -- Winter is Icumen in, Lhude sing Goddamm! -- Town school: Garrison -- 4: Spring/Summer -- Leisure time -- Gardening -- Spring in Yankee Grove -- May baskets -- Birds -- Animal tales -- Raccoons and other critters.

A memoir from a schoolteacher of growing up in the heart of the Midwest during the Great Depression describes life on an Iowa farm during a time of endless work, resourcefulness, no tolerance for idleness or waste, family, and kinship.

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