Sod and stubble

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Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c1996.
Unabridged and annotated ed. /
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xix, 446 pages : ill., map ; 24 cm.


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0700607749 (cloth : alk. paper), 0700607757 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-437) and index.
Deeply moved by his mother's memories of a waning era and rapidly disappearing lifestyle, John Ise painstakingly recorded the adventures and adversities of his family and boyhood neighbors—the early homesteaders of Osborne County, Kansas. First published in 1936, his "nonfiction novel" Sod and Stubble has since become a widely read and much loved classic. In the original, Ise changed some identities and time sequences but accurately retained the uplifting and disheartening realities of prairie life. Von Rothenberger brings us a new annotated and expanded edition that greatly enhances Ise's timeless tale. He includes the entire first edition-replete with Ise's charm, wit, and veracity, restores four of Ise's original chapters that have never been published, and adds photographs of many of the key characters. In his notes, Rothenberger reveals the true identity of Ise's family and neighbors, provides background on their lives, and places events within a wider historical and geographical context. Ushering us through a dynamic period of pioneering history, from the 1870s to the turn of the century, Sod and Stubble abounds with the events and issues—fires and droughts, parties and picnics, insect infestations and bumper crops, prosperity and poverty, divisiveness and generosity, births and deaths—that shaped the lives and destinies of Henry and Rosa Ise, their family, and their community. One hundred and twenty-five years after Osborne County was organized and Henry Ise homesteaded his claim, a corner of nineteenth-century Kansas social history remains safeguarded thanks to the tenacity of John Ise and the insight of Von Rotheberger, who enlivens Ise's story with revealing detail.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Ise, J., & Rothenberger, V. (1996). Sod and stubble (Unabridged and annotated ed. /). University Press of Kansas.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ise, John, 1885-1969 and Von. Rothenberger. 1996. Sod and Stubble. Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Ise, John, 1885-1969 and Von. Rothenberger. Sod and Stubble Lawrence, Kan.: University Press of Kansas, 1996.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Ise, John, and Von Rothenberger. Sod and Stubble Unabridged and annotated ed. /, University Press of Kansas, 1996.

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