Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture

By: Fellman, Anita Clair

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First edition. A fine copy. 2008 Hard Cover. xi, 343 pp. Fellman shows that Laura Ingalls Wilder's magical Little House series contained a covert political message that made many readers comfortable with the resurgence of conservatism. Because both Wilder and her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, opposed the New Deal programs being implemented as they wrote, their books use family history as an argument against the state's protection of individuals from economic uncertainty, emphasizing the Ingalls family's isolation and resilience in the face of crises. Fellman argues that the books' popularity helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism, contributing to the acceptance of contemporary conservatism while perpetuating a mythic West. Fellman also explores the continuing presence of the books--and their message--in modern cultural institutions from classrooms to tourism, newspaper editorials to Internet message boards.

Title: Little House, Long Shadow: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Impact on American Culture

Author: Fellman, Anita Clair

Categories: Modern First Editions, Literary Criticism, Essays & Letters, American, Literary & Intellectual,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: University of Missouri Press: 2008

ISBN Number: 0826218032

ISBN Number 13: 9780826218032

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 2285512

Keywords: BIOGRAPHY LITERATURE LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE LAURA INGALLS WILDER AMERICAN HISTORY CULTURE LITERARY CRITICISM,