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Paula M. Nelson

Paula M. Nelson is professor emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where she taught for twenty-six years. Her research interests include agricultural settlement in the Great Plains and upper Midwest, rural life and culture, rural women’s history, and small towns. Nelson is the author of After The West Was Won, and The Prairie Winnows Out Its Own, books about west river South Dakota homesteading and agriculture, and is the editor of Sunshine Always, a book of courtship letters from Dakota Territorial days. She has written numerous articles, essays and book reviews.