Western Frontiersmen Series XX. First edition. 8vo. Red cloth, gold stamping on front cover and spine, maps on endpapers, 336 pp., frontis., acknowledgments, introduction, illustrated, plates, portraits, tables, appendix, bibliography, index. Maps on endpapers detail the major overland routes of the pioneers. A scholarly work on children's narratives of the Platte River road. A "must" for any Overland Trails library. Extracts from diaries, journals, letters and reminiscences are woven into the analytical framework developed by the author to interpret the experiences of youngsters moving west, either with families or on their own. Twenty-three diaries, letters, and journals of young pioneers and 430 reminiscences of adults who made the trek under the age of sixteen years are included in the analysis. As new without dust jacket, as issued.
Inventory Number: 43970