Tuesday, October 06, 2015

A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons

Ernst, Kathleen. A Settler's Year: Pioneer Life Through the Seasons. Photographs by Loyd Heath. Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2015.

This book appears to have been mostly written to be sold at Old World Wisconsin, a museum dedicated to those who settled Wisconsin in the 19th century. The photos are mostly contemporary photos showing some of the re-enactments on the site. Some of the modern persons don't look all that authentic in their outfits. Still, the text provides a lot of information on the pioneer experience throughout the first year and "second spring." A good bibliography provides additional resources useful to those seeking more in-depth information on the topic. The book would make a nice coffee table book for anyone with Wisconsin ancestry or for others interested in the state's history. This review is based on a copy provided by the publisher through LibraryThing's Early Reviewer program with the expectation that a review be written.

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