Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier provides the reader with a broad sweep of information on Wilder not readily available in any other format. Included in this work are: discussions of Wilder's life; her writings and their influence on the interpretation of the American frontier, the feminine role in frontier life, Native American relations; and the use of the Little House as a teaching tool.
Dwight M. Miller is a retired archivist. He served as Senior Archivist in the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library from 1964 to 1999. He has edited several books, including: The Public Papers of the Presidents: Herbert Hoover, 1923-1933 (GPO, 1974-1977) and Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Documentary History (Greenwood, 1998).
Chapter 1 Laura Ingalls Wilder and the American Frontier Chapter 2 Approaching Laura Ingalls Wilder: Challenge and Opportunities Chapter 3 The Frontier of the Little House Chapter 4 The Little House Books in American Culture Chapter 5 Unconscious Inheritance and Conscious Striving: Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Frontier Narrative Chapter 6 Laura Ingalls Wilder: An Elementary School Perspective Chapter 7 Afterword Chapter 8 Contributions Chapter 9 Suggestions for Further Reading Chapter 10 Index