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A Daughter of the Middle Border

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This sequel to Garland’s acclaimed autobiography, A Son of the Middle Border, continues his story as he sets out for Chicago and settles into a Bohemian encampment of artists and writers. There he meets Zulime Taft, an artist who captures his heart and eventually becomes his wife. The intensity of this romance is rivaled only by Garland’s struggle between America’s coastal ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Borealis Books (first published 1920)
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Tom Johnson
I grew up in Onalaska (mentioned twice in this book including the imposing Nathan Hill which lies between the two communities ... The club built and erected a large wooden arch to serve as a marker near the site where Nathan Smith's home was located. This site is on Mrs. Emil Drudick's property on U.S. Highway 16. Lettering on the marker says: "NATHAN HILL-Nathan and Sarah Smith, black slaves, fled to this location-1864." not too surprisingly I grew up knowing it as Nigger Nathan Hill - my mom n ...more
I've lived in the Chicago area most of my life and worked in the Loop for over 20 years. In that time, I ran across Hamlin Garland's name twice. The first time was when attending a wedding reception that was held in the room where the Cliff-dwellers met, a literary group formed by Garland. The second time was when I noticed a building on Wabash Street in the Loop called The Garland Building.

My curiosity was aroused and I read his marvelous "A Son of the Middle Border" some years ago, before join
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A Great story of a Time Gone by in America.
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From wikipedia: Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4, 1940) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, and short story writer. He is best known for his fiction involving hard-working Midwestern farmers.

Hannibal Hamlin Garland was born on a farm near West Salem, Wisconsin, on September 14, 1860, the second of four children of Richard Garlin of Maine and Charlotte Isabelle McClintock
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