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Rachel Calof's story : Jewish homesteader on the Northern Plains

Author: Rachel Calof; J Sanford Rikoon
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1894, eighteen-year-old Rachel Bella Kahn travelled from Russia to the United States for an arranged marriage to Abraham Calof, an immigrant homesteader in North Dakota. Rachel Calof's Story combines her memoir of a hard pioneering life on the prairie with scholarly essays that provide historical and cultural background and show her narrative to be both unique and a representative western tale. Her narrative is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Calof, Rachel (Rachel Bella), b. 1876.
Rachel Calof's story.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)603841138
Named Person: Rachel Calof; Rachel Calof; Rachel Bella Calof
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Calof; J Sanford Rikoon
ISBN: 0253329426 9780253329424 0253209862 9780253209863 0253329183 9780253329189
OCLC Number: 32013857
Description: xiii, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: My story / Rachel Bella Calof --
Epilogue / Jacob Calof --
Jewish farm settlements in America's heartland / J. Sanford Rikoon --
Rachel Bella Calof's life as collective history / Elizabeth Jameson.
Responsibility: J. Sanford Rikoon, volume editor ; [translated from the Yiddish by Jacob Calof and Molly Shaw].

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Rachel Bella Calof defies the nostalgia of the cheerful oLittle House on the PrairieO homestead; her story is instead one of real families handling daily stresses, competing needs, and interpersonal  Read more...
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I came upon Laura Ingalls Wilder's prairie stories as an adult, while reading them to my son. I was as captivated by Rachel Calof's autobiography Jewish Homesteader on the Northern Plains . . . which Read more...

 
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