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Author Rendleman, Edith Bradley, 1898-

Title All anybody ever wanted of me was to work : the memoirs of Edith Bradley Rendleman / edited by Jane Adams
Published Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1996]
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 213 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Shawnee books
Shawnee books.
Summary "Edith Bradley Rendleman's story of her life in southern Illinois is remarkable in many ways. Recalling the first half of the twentieth century in great detail, she vividly cites vignettes from her childhood as her family moved from farm to farm until settling in 1909 in the Mississippi bottoms west of Wolf Lake. She recounts the lives and times of her family and neighbors during an era gone forever." "Remarkable for the vivid details that evoke the past, Rendleman's account is rare in another respect: memoirs of the time - usually written by people from elite or urban families - often reek of nostalgia. But Rendleman's memoir differs from the norm. Born poor in rural southern Illinois, she tells an unvarnished tale of what it was really like growing up on a tenant farm early this century." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-202) and index
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Subject Rendleman, Edith Bradley, 1898- -- Childhood and youth.
Tenant farmers -- Illinois -- Social conditions.
Women -- Illinois -- Biography.
Illinois -- Rural conditions.
Illinois -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Adams, Jane (Jane H.)
ISBN 0585029652 (electronic bk.)
9780585029658 (electronic bk.)