Linda Johnston book signing


  • Categories: Literary
  • Event posted: Aug. 26, 2013
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details


On Tuesday, September 10, at 7:00 p.m. the Raven Book Store will host a reading and book signing with Linda Johnston.

"Hardship: Pioneer Voices from Kansas Territory" brings together the words of sixty settlers who wrote about the brighter side of pioneer life in 1854-1861. Through their writings, these men and women reveal moments when their burdens were lighter–times that gave them reason to sing, dance, and celebrate.

In addition to the political turmoil and ensuing violence surrounding the slavery question in the new territory, citizens of Kansas faced the additional challenges of disease, drought, and homesickness. In this collection of letters, diary entries, and newspaper items, readers gain insight into how settlers coped with these challenges.

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