by Pamela Riney-Kehrberg ’85

This story of childhood on America’s farms in the late 19th and early 20th centuries is a journey back to America’s breadbasket. Fleshing out the contours of everyday life, the book focuses on what farm children saw, heard, smelled, tasted, and felt — and how they worked, played, and learned. Drawing upon rich primary sources from the Great Plains and Midwest, Riney-Kehrberg, a history professor at Iowa State University, combines biography and historical narrative to invite young readers into the nation’s rural past.

ISBN-13: 978-0-89672-692-5. Published by Texas Tech University Press, 2011.