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Kirkland, Caroline M. (Caroline Matilda) 1801-1864

Overview
Works: 112 works in 430 publications in 1 language and 6,796 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Folklore  Periodicals  Portraits  Poetry  Sources  Biography  Legends 
Roles: Editor, Compiler
Classifications: PZ3.K635, 813.3
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A new home-- who'll follow? or, Glimpses of western life by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
51 editions published between 1839 and 2012 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Caroline Matilda (Stansbury) Kirkland (1801-1864) was a middle-class white woman with a literary bent who moved with her husband and children to the woods of Michigan in the mid-1830s to settle a newly-planned village. In this book, first published in 1839, she offers what she claims to be "an honest portraiture of rural life in a new country" (p. 5). Through a series of vignettes and anecdotes strung loosely into a narrative, Kirkland brings to life the social and material culture of a community on what was perceived as the frontier, presenting her experiences with a sense of ironic amusement. She reveals much about social life, social roles and behavior, especially among women. She describes the business of settlement, including how land was purchased and towns planned, and the haste, confusion, speculation and fraud attendant on such transactions. She comments on the social shifts pioneer life made possible, especially the egalitarianism which poorer migrants claimed as their right in new settlements, and the tensions that resulted as migrants from wealthier classes struggled to maintain and adapt the ways of status and culture they had formerly known. Her narrative also dwells on the details of domestic life, showing how houses were constructed and furnished, depicting the difficulties of housekeeping in crudely-built settlements, and the physical challenges of disease, accidents, bad roads, and the exhausting labor of deforestation and new farming. For all its light-hearted tone, Kirkland's book suggests much about how human communities bound together by neighborhood and necessity began to coalesce in a challenging and drastically changing land
Western clearings by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
35 editions published between 1845 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forest life by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
28 editions published between 1842 and 1970 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new home--who'll follow? Glimpses of Western life by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
5 editions published in 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evening book, or, Fireside talk on morals and manners, with sketches of Western life by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
29 editions published between 1851 and 2003 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A new home, who'll follow? or, Glimpses of Western life by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A New Home is a vivid contribution to a new king of narrative developed during the antebellum period, ethnographic fiction. Kirkland highlights the importance and the drama of local practices and everyday life in Montacute. She traces the way two groups of settlers slowly adjust to each other--the old hands and the newcomers from the East. Dramatizing differences of class and culture, she also shows how the groups finally form a genuine community and a new diverse culture. Kirkland also gives ethnographic fiction an original twist: she satirizes the provincialism and the rigidity of both groups of settlers." -- Publisher's description from paperback back cover
A new home : or, Life in the clearings by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
2 editions published in 1953 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dahcotah; or, Life and legends of the Sioux around Fort Snelling by Mary H Eastman ( Book )
15 editions published between 1849 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Union magazine of literature & art ( )
in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autumn hours and fireside reading by Caroline M Kirkland ( )
11 editions published between 1853 and 1856 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of Washington by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
10 editions published between 1857 and 1870 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A book for the home circle, or, Familiar thoughts on various topics, literary, moral and social a companion for the evening book by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
16 editions published between 1853 and 1859 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sartain's union magazine of literature and art ( )
in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A few words in behalf of the loyal women of the United States by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
14 editions published in 1863 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woman, her education and influence by Hugo Reid ( Book )
9 editions published between 1847 and 1852 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book of home beauty by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
8 editions published between 1851 and 1852 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holidays abroad; or, Europe from the west by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
10 editions published between 1849 and 1967 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The helping hand comprising an account of the Home, for discharged female convicts, and an appeal in behalf of that institution by Caroline M Kirkland ( )
8 editions published between 1853 and 1858 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The helping hand comprising an account of the Home, for discharged female convicts, and appeal in behalf of that institution by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
3 editions published in 1853 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Garden walks with the poets by Caroline M Kirkland ( Book )
7 editions published between 1852 and 1854 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Author of A new home, 1801-1864
Clavers, Mary, 1801-1864
Hale, Mrs. 1801-1864
Kirkland, C. M. 1801-1864
Kirkland, C. M. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864
Kirkland, Caroline 1801-1864
Kirkland, Caroline H. 1801-1864
Kirkland, Caroline Mathilda
Kirkland, Caroline Matilda 1801-1864
Kirkland, Caroline Matilda Stansbury, 1801-1864
Kirkland, Mrs. (Caroline Matilda), 1801-1864
New Home, Author of, 1801-1864
One of Themselves, 1801-1864
Languages
English (309)
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