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Teaching the American Twenties: Exploring the Decade through Literature and Art

After the War

Photograph of Willa Cather

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Early in her career, Willa Cather decided to portray the beauty of the Nebraska prairie lands where she grew up. Her admiration of the immigrants who settled the Midwest and her respect for the native traditions they displaced come through strongly in her fiction.

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