ERIC Number: ED219221
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
The Country School in Literature. Country School Legacy: Humanities on the Frontier.
A review of the country school in literature discusses Irving's "The Legend of Sleppy Hollow," Whittier's "Snowbound" and "In School Days," Eggleston's "The Hoosier School Master," and Stuart's "To Teach, To Love" and "The Thread That Runs So True." These literary works portray the country school teacher as being the brunt of larger or older boys' pranks, being poorly paid, and being housed with members of the local community. Neihardt's "All Is But A Beginning, Youth Remembered, 1881-1901" recounts the author's teaching experiences in Nebraska. Winther's "Take All Nebraska," Nielsen's "Life in An American Denmark," and Yost's "No Time on My Hands," describe the Americanization of immigrants. Other Nebraska literary works mentioned are: Aldrich's "A Lantern in My Hand"; Piper's"Barbed Wire and Other Wayfarers"; Sandoz'"Sand Hill Sundays"; Christy's "And Never Let Us Cry"; and Chrisman's "When You and I Were Young, Nebraska." A Poem, "Poet in Residence at a Country School," by Donovan Welch, concludes the review. (AH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mountain Plains Library Association, Silt, CO. Country School Legacy Project.
Identifiers: Country School Legacy Project; Nebraska
Note: Paper presented at the School of Humanities and Fine Arts Series (Kearney, NE, November 19, 1981). For related documents see ED 211 243-254, and ED 211 266-280.