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Life at Four Corners: Religion, Gender, and Education in a German-Lutheran Community, 1868-1945 Paperback – October, 1994

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Product Details

  • Series: Rural America
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of Kansas (October 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0700606823
  • ISBN-13: 978-0700606825
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.5 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,845,696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


"A fascinating account of one community's struggle with cohesion and assimilation." -- Kansas History

"A first-rate contribution to the history of education, ethnicity, religion, women, and the family." -- History of Education Quarterly

"A remarkable study." -- Christian Century

"An excellent interdisciplinary study of the transmission of education and culture across four generations." -- American Historical Review

"Brings the study of rural community to a new level." -- Western Historical Quarterly

"Thanks to Coburn, the images of a vibrant, multifaceted community are brought back to life." -- Kansas City Star

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"This book is clearly and engagingly written. It opens a window on the inner life of an early rural settlement in Kansas and allows the reader to understand the values, fears, and beliefs of this important group of settlers. The author offers insight into the intersection of several variables, including gender, religion, and region."--Glenda Riley, author of The Female Frontier: A Comparative View of Women on the Prairie and the Plains

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