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LITERARY CONNECTION
VIRTUAL FARMHOUSE
SUSTAINABLE FUTURE


HOMES ON THE PRAIRIE

Books

Blegen, Theodore. Minnesota: A History of the State. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1975.
ISBN: 0-81660-754-0

Cronon, William. Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1991.
ISBN: 0-39330-873-1

Dunlop, M.H. Sixty Miles From Contentment: Traveling the Nineteenth-Century Interior. New York: Basic Books, 1998.
ISBN: 0-81333-432-2

Keating, William. Narrative of an Expedition to the Source of St. Peter's River. Minneapolis: Ross & Haines, 1959.
ISBN: 0-87018-036-3

Lass, William E. Minnesota: A History. New York: W.W. Norton, 1977.
ISBN: 0-39304-628-1

 

Internet Sites

• Library of Congress — http://lcweb2.loc.gov/ammem/umhtml/umhome.html
The Library of Congress web site on Pioneering the Upper Midwest provides a History of the Upper Midwest and information about the library’s collection of books on this topic.

• Minnesota Historical Society— http://www.mnhs.org/historycenter/exhibits/territory
Visit a virtual museum exhibit about the Minnesota Territory in the mid-1800s before the territory became a state.

• Nebraska State Historical Society — http://www.nebraskahistory.org
This web site allows you to access information about the history of Nebraska, including links to historic sites around the state.

• South Dakota State Historical Society — http://www.sdsmt.edu/wwwsarc/
South Dakota history, archeology, research, and archives are featured in this Internet site.

• State Historical Society of Iowa — http://www.iowahistory.org
The home page of the State Historical Society of Iowa provides a wide array of options from archives to publications and volunteering opportunities.

• State Historical Society of North Dakota — http://www.state.nd.us/hist/index.html
This Internet site is dedicated to the history of North Dakota, including links and information on exhibits about North Dakota history.

• State Historical Society of Wisconsin — http://www.shsw.wisc.edu/index.html
The home page for the Historical Society of Wisconsin provides access to the sites many topics and features.


LITERARY CONNECTION

Books

Bly, Robert. Silence in the Snowy Fields: Poems. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1962.
ISBN: 0-81951-015-7

Cather, Willa Silbert. My Antonia. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995 edition.
ISBN: 0-39575-514-X

Gabler, William G. Death of the Dream: Classic Minnesota Farmhouses. Afton, MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 1997.
ISBN: 1-890434-00-0

Gruchow, Paul. Grass Roots: the Universe of Home. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 1995.

Hansen, Phebe. Sacred Hearts. Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions, 1985.
ISBN: 0-91594-308-5

Holm, Bill. The Music of Failure. Granite Falls, MN: Plains Press, 1986.
ISBN: 0-91846-104-9

Leavenworth Wilder Morris, Lucy, ed. Old Rail Fence Corners. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1976.
ISBN: 0-87351-109-3

Lund, Orval. Casting Lines: Poems. Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1999.
ISBN: 0-89823-197-3

McDonald, Bill. Dakota Incarnate. Minneapolis: New Rivers Press, 1999.
ISBN: 0-89823-196-5

Pichaske, David R. and Joseph Amato, eds. Southwest Minnesota: The Land and the People. Marshall, MN: Crossings Press, 2000.
ISBN: 0-961419-8-8

Internet Sites

• Afton Historical Society Press — http://www.aftonpress.com
This is the Internet site for the publisher of William Gabler’s Death of the Dream: Classic Minnesota Farmhouses, the book upon which the documentary film was based. The Afton Press publishes a variety of books on regional topics, Native American subjects, gardening, agriculture, and art history. In addition, Afton Press publishes works of high-quality fiction.

• Milkweed Editions — http://www.milkweed.org
This site provides access to the publications of Milkweed Editions, a nonprofit literary press, with more than 115 titles in publication. Milkweed Editions provided some of the literature found on the Death of the Dream site.

• Minnesota Historical Society Press — http://www.mnhs.org/market/mhspress
This is the site for the publications of the Minnesota Historical Society, a private, nonprofit educational and cultural institution established to preserve and share Minnesota history. The Minnesota Historical Society Press provided some of the literature found on the Death of the Dream site.

• New Rivers Press — http://www.mtn.org/~newrivpr/
New Rivers Press is a not-for-profit literary publisher that is dedicated to publishing emerging authors from the Upper Midwest. New Rivers Press provided some of the literature found on the Death of the Dream site.

• Plains Press — http://www.southwest.msus.edu/faculty/pichaske/plains.htm
Plains Press publishes fiction and poetry about the prairies of the Upper Midwest. Plains Press provided some of the literature found on the Death of the Dream site.

• The World as Home — http://www.worldashome.org
The World as Home site provides access to literature about the natural world. The site allows users to search for publications and authors by region and has links to other Internet sites that might be of interest.


VIRTUAL FARMHOUSE

Books

Ancona, George and Joan Anderson. The American Family Farm: A Photo Essay. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1996
ISBN: 0-15203-025-5

Berg, Donald J. American Country Building Design : Rediscovered Plans for 19Th-Century Farmhouses, Cottages, Landscapes, Barns, Carriage Houses & Outbuildings. Northhampton, MA: Sterling Publications, 1997.
ISBN: 0-80699-674-9

Gabler, William G. Death of the Dream: Classic Minnesota Farmhouses. Afton, MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 1997.
ISBN: 1-890434-00-0

Halberstat, Hans. The American Family Farm. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International, 1996.
ISBN: 0-76030-284-7

Peterson, Fred. Homes in the Heartland: Balloon Frame Farmhouses of the Upper Midwest, 1850-1920. University Press of Kansas, 1992.
ISBN: 0-70060-536-3

Internet Sites

• Engines of Our Ingenuity — http://www.uh.edu/engines/eip779.htm
The history of balloon frame houses is discussed in this web page of the public radio program "Engines of Our Ingenuity" from the University of Houston.

• Old House Chronicle — http://www.oldhousechronicle.com
This is the Internet site for "Old House Chronicle Magazine," with an archive of articles about old farmhouses and other historic structures. The site contains links to other Internet resources about historic structures.

 

SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

Books

Bird, Elizabeth Ann R., Gordon L. Bultena, and John Gardner, editors. Planting the Future: Developing an Agriculture that Sustains Land and Community. Iowa State University Press, 1995.
ISBN: 0-81382-072-3

Hassanein, Neva. Changing the Way America Farms: Knowledge and Community in the Sustainable Agriculture Movement. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
ISBN: 0-80327-321-5

Netting, Robert McC. Smallholders, Householders: Farm Families and the Ecology of Intensive, Sustainable Agriculture. Stanford University Press, 1993.
ISBN: 0-80472-102-5

Soule, Judith D. Farming in Nature’s Image: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1992.
ISBN: 0-93328-089-0

Internet Sites

• Harvest of Risk — http://www.agweek.com/harvest/
This site provides a series of stories examining the American farm crisis. The site is sponsored by Agweek Online, which features information about farming in the Upper Midwest.

• Sustainable Agriculture Definitions and Terms — http://warp.nal.usda.gov:80/afsic/AFSIC_pubs/srb9902.htm
Information from the United States Department of Agriculture

• U.C. Davis Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program — http://www.aes.ucdavis.edu/ex/programs/Prog_sust_ag.htm
This Internet site provides information about the University of California at Davis’ center for the study of sustainable agriculture. The site contains good information and links to other informative sites.

• USDA Policy on Sustainable Agriculture —
http://www.usda.gov/agency/oce/oce/sustainable-development/secmemo.htm
The official government policy concerning sustainable agriculture in the United States.

• Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture — http://www.ag.iastate.edu/centers/leopold/Leopold.html
The site for the Leopold Center at Iowa State University contains a wealth of information and links to other resources on sustainable farming.


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