A Place of Their Own

Author: John V. Van Cleve
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
ISBN: 9780930323493
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Emphasizing the sense of community that deafness fosters, rather than its less positive aspects, this text focuses on the development of the American deaf community during the nineteenth century

Place of Her Own

Author: Janet Fisher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493010972
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After leaving home at a young age and defying her parents to marry the dashing Garrett Maupin, Martha Maupin's future became bound up with some of the most extraordinary events in antebellum American history, eventually leading to her journey to a new life on the Oregon Trail. After Garrett Maupin died in 1866, leaving her alone on the frontier with their many children, Martha Maupin was torn between grief and relief after a difficult marriage. Lone mothers had few options in her day, but she took charge of her own dream and bought her own place, which is now one of the few Century Farms in Oregon named for a woman. A Place of Her Own is the story of the author’s great-great-grandmother’s daring decision to buy that farm on the Oregon frontier after the death of her husband--and story of the author's own decision to keep that farm in the family. Janet Fisher's journey into the past to uncover her own family history as she worked to keep the property interweaves with the tales from her ancestors' lives during the years leading up to the Mexican-American War in the East and her great-great-grandmother's harrowing journey across the Oregon Trail with her young family and finally tells the tale of Martha's courageous decision to strike out on her own in Oregon. This book will hold special appeal for Oregon Trail buffs and the many people in this country whose ancestors took that terrible trek, as well as others interested in American history of that period.

Her Own Place

Author: Dori Sanders
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 9781616202521
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Dori Sanders' first novel, CLOVER was a smash hit. Now, with HER OWN PLACE, Dori Sanders tells a story about ordinary people taking part in a transformation of heart and mind--in the South, in the nation. "Resonates as powerfully as an old hymn."--Kirkus Reviews; "Like a ripe summer peach, HER OWN PLACE just keeps getting better and better until the last page leaves the reader longing for more."--Christian Science Monitor. A LITERARY GUILD SELECTION.

A Place of Their Own

Author: Karen George
Publisher: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 9781862545021
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Blending oral history with historical records, A Place of Their Own tells the story of the men and women of War Service Land Settlement at Loxton in South Australia's Riverland.

A Place to Call Their Own

Author: Dean Frech
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
ISBN: 1611527821
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Frank Greerson and Gregory Young have been discharged from the Army and are headed to their childhood homes. They both defied their parents in 1861 when they joined the Army. After battling southern rebels and preserving the Union of the United States of America, the two men set out to battle the Kansas Prairie and build a life together. Once they find their claim, they encounter common obstacles to life on the Kansas Prairie in 1866: Native Americans, tornadoes, wild animals, and weather. When a prairie fire destroys their crops and takes their neighbor’s lives, Frank and Gregory are instructed to find their young son’s aunt. Faced with leaving a destroyed claim, the railroad coming through their land, and dwindling funds, Frank and Gregory must decide whether to leave the place they have worked hard to make their own or fulfill their friends' dying wishes.

A Place of Their Own

Author: Ray Abrahams
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521026451
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This is a study of family farming in eastern Finland. It looks at the connections between farm and family, and considers the significance of mechanization and other modern developments for the persistence of the family as a farming unit. Here, and in other contexts, the author draws attention to the adaptability of families in a changing world.