Excerpt from My Antonia by Willa Cather - Research Article from U.S. Immigration and Migration Reference Library

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  • Not all of history is about government institutions. Most immigrants to the United States were ordinary people in search of a better life. Most never wrote down their stories in detail. Sometimes it requires a writer of skill and talent, like Cather, to fill in the human touches of a great movement like the European migration to North America in the nineteenth century.
  • Cather went to live with her grandparents in Nebraska at age nine, after a childhood spent in Virginia. She spent about a year living on the prairie before her family moved into the town of Red Cloud, near Nebraska's southern border with Kansas. Her father opened a business lending money to buy land and houses. As a child, Cather was full of imagination, sometimes identifying herself as a doctor, "William...

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