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History 605: S1, Ep 10 "Pioneer Girl Project"

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Ben Jones
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South Dakota State Historical Society

How did Laura Ingalls Wilder come to be one of the nation's best selling children's writers? By failing to get her autobiography published. In today's episode, Dr. Jones speaks with editor Nancy Koupal on the new book Pioneer Girl: The Revised Texts.

In it readers can see how Laura and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane worked to revise and revise again a non-fiction book that in the end could not find a publisher.

Readers can see the different revisions and just as importantly, see how the two collaborated, what they disagreed about, and their passion for good writing. The recently release book can be purchased on the SDHS Press website at: SDHSPress.com/books/Pioneer-Girl

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