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An American harvest: how one family moved from dirt-poor farming to a better life in the early 1900s/ Cindy Raper.

Raper, Cardy. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library 920 RAP (Text) 78731000499295 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780996267625
  • ISBN: 099626762X
  • Physical Description: xv, 174 pages : illustrations; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Brattleboro, Vermont : Green Writers Press, [2016]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Never be idle -- Be always learning -- Strive to please -- Beware of evil -- Leave evil companions --Do wrong to none -- Be polite -- Obey the conscience -- Never give up -- Do your best -- Harken to good advice -- Strive to do right -- Knowledge is power; wisdom is strength -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Recorded dialogs of the Frank Raper "siblings speak of life growing up on a dirt-poor farm with no modern conveniences but a plentitude [sic] of religious teachings and manual labor. They recount their hard-fought struggle to get an education and leave the farm for a more rewarding livelihood elsewhere. Their family reminiscences personalize a widespread movement from farm to urban ventures in early twentieth-century America" (p.xiv). Cardy Raper also includes her own "occasional musings." Each of the nine siblings become recognized for their achievements in everything from an official of the US State Department to a world-renowned expert professor of botany at Harvard.
Subject: Welcome (Davidson County, N.C.) > History.
Rural families.

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