Sod and Stubble: The Unabridged and Annotated Edition

Sod and Stubble: The Unabridged and Annotated Edition

John Ise / Feb 26, 2020

Sod and Stubble The Unabridged and Annotated Edition A few years ago as I listened one night to my mother telling incidents of her life pioneering in the semi arid region of Western Kansas it occurred to me that the picture of that early time was wort

  • Title: Sod and Stubble: The Unabridged and Annotated Edition
  • Author: John Ise
  • ISBN: 9780700607754
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • A few years ago, as I listened one night to my mother telling incidents of her life pioneering in the semi arid region of Western Kansas, it occurred to me that the picture of that early time was worth drawing and preserving for the future, and that, if this were ever to be done, it must be done soon, before all of the old settlers were gone This book is the result an e A few years ago, as I listened one night to my mother telling incidents of her life pioneering in the semi arid region of Western Kansas, it occurred to me that the picture of that early time was worth drawing and preserving for the future, and that, if this were ever to be done, it must be done soon, before all of the old settlers were gone This book is the result an effort to picture that life truly and realistically It is the story of an energetic and capable girl, the child of German immigrant parents, who at the age of seventeen married a young German farmer, and moved to a homestead on the wind swept plains of Kansas, where she reared eleven of her twelve children, and remembering regretfully her own half day in school, sent nine of them through college It is a story of grim and tenacious devotion in the face of hardships and disappointments, devotion that never flagged until the long, hard task of near a lifetime was done John Ise from the preface Deeply moved by his mother s memories of a waning era and rapidly disappearing lifestyle, John Ise painstakingly recorded the adventures and adversities of his family and boyhood neighbors the early homesteaders of Osborne County, Kansas First published in 1936, his nonfiction novel Sod and Stubble has since become a widely read and much loved classic In the original, Ise changed some identities and time sequences but accurately retained the uplifting and disheartening realities of prairie life Von Rothenberger brings us a new annotated and expanded edition that greatly enhances Ise s timeless tale He includes the entire first edition replete with Ise s charm, wit, and veracity, restores four of Ise s original chapters that have never been published, and adds photographs of many of the key characters In his notes, Rothenberger reveals the true identity of Ise s family and neighbors, provides background on their lives, and places events within a wider historical and geographical context.Ushering us through a dynamic period of pioneering history, from the 1870s to the turn of the century, Sod and Stubble abounds with the events and issues fires and droughts, parties and picnics, insect infestations and bumper crops, prosperity and poverty, divisiveness and generosity, births and deaths that shaped the lives and destinies of Henry and Rosa Ise, their family, and their community.One hundred and twenty five years after Osborne County was organized and Henry Ise homesteaded his claim, a corner of nineteenth century Kansas social history remains safeguarded thanks to the tenacity of John Ise and the insight of Von Rotheberger, who enlivens Ise s story with revealing detail.

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    194 Comments

    1. Imagine leaving all you know the day after being married and setting up a home hundreds of miles away with only a few personal belongings and some hand tools. Henry and Rosa Ise did just that in western Kansas in the 1870s. The story was not so much an adventure (it did have adventurous episodes, however) as it was a story of two people and their relationship with the land and elements. It was one of the very few books I've read that touched me emotionally. (view spoiler)[When Rosa left the home [...]


    2. I enjoyed the story of the Kansas homesteaders and all the hardships they experienced but survived with frugality and planning. Don't know that people now would have the courage and stamina to make it thru those trials.


    3. Great historical look at Kansas history and the history of a family homesteading in the last 1800s and early 1900s


    4. My kids loved hearing me tell them stories about John and Rosie. It was like a real-life "Little House on the Prairie" for them.



    5. things don't change: in 1877, Iowa representatives were charged with mishandling funds meant for natural disaster victims. aaah, progress.


    6. The full title of this book is Sod and Stubble: The Story of a Kansas Homestead. A true story, the author writes about the grass hopper problem - which I will never forget.


    7. I read this book over forty years ago and it's quite memorable. I'm happy to see others have enjoyed it as well.


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