In Cabins and Sod-Houses

In Cabins and Sod-Houses

In Cabins and Sod-Houses

In Cabins and Sod-Houses

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In Cabins and Sod-Houses is no mere chronicle of historical events: it deals with "the field of thought" rather than with "the field of action".

In terms of years this book may be said to cover the period between 1846 and 1860. To portray the intellectual life of the men and women who fourscore years ago laid the foundations of the prairie Commonwealth of Iowa is the author's chief concern.

What "men thought of themselves, their own doings, and their relations to the world" is told by one who "walked in companionship and counsel" with them. Fortunate is the Commonwealth that has such an interpreter of its intellectual life.

BENJ. F. SHAMBAUGH

OFFICE OF THE SUPERINTENDENT AND EDITOR THE STATE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF IOWA IOWA CITY Iowa . . .

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