ERIC Number: EJ843319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
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Constructing a Home on the Range: Homemaking in Early-Twentieth-Century Plains Photograph Albums
Dando, Christina E.
Great Plains Quarterly, v28 n2 p105-133 Spr 2008
For people living near the coasts or mountains of America, it must be hard to imagine longing for a "home on the plains"--but many Americans have had, and still have, a home on the Plains. The stereotypical American image of the Plains is flatness, austerity, emptiness. Not all would consider this an ideal landscape for home. So how did the people who settled on the Plains "view" this landscape? What did they see? How did this land come to be recognized as that of home? I argue that photography was central to Plains settlers' "radically readjusting" to living on the Plains and conceptually recognizing the Plains as home.
Descriptors: Photography, Visual Aids, Regional Characteristics, United States History, Land Settlement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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