Perfect antidote is stretching it since Cather’s immigrants were largely white. No mention in My Antonia of Native American displacement. Jim’s Nebraska seems immune from the Civil War and the tumult of Reconstruction. 

I love My Antonia for many reasons. Nostalgia for American greatness is not one of them. 


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On Jul 20, 2019, at 7:39 AM, Diane Prenatt <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Thought others would be interested:


Diane Prenatt, Ph.D.
Professor of English Emerita
Marian University
Indianapolis IN  46222