Was Laura Ingalls Wilder a Racist. . . Feminist?

Racism, Feminism, Noble Savagism, Etcism


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July 13, 2018

The American Library Association is yanking Laura Ingalls Wilder’s award. . . for all the wrong reasons, of course.  We discuss the sad feminist legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Rose Wilder.  We take a careful look at Little House on the Prairie, a piece of Americana.  It’s hard to make a case for Laura or Pa’s racism.  But, these days the noble savage myth is still gaining ground among the academics  Turns out, the nobles savages were not as noble as they were made out to be.  At the end of the day, everybody needs the Gospel. . .General Sheridan, Laura Ingalls Wilder, and the Native. 

About Your Host, Kevin Swanson

Homeschooled himself in the 1960's and 70's, Kevin Swanson and his wife, Brenda, are now homeschooling their five children. Since graduating from his homeschool and then serving as student body president of a large west coast university, he has gone on to other leadership positions in corporate management, church, and other non-profits.