The Graftons; or, Looking Forward. A Story of Pioneer Life

TitleThe Graftons; or, Looking Forward. A Story of Pioneer Life
Year for Search1889
AuthorsRogers, J[ohn] R[ankin](1838-1901)
Tertiary AuthorsRogers, S. L. [pseud.], and Rogers, J. R.
Secondary TitleThe Kansas Commoner (Newton, KS)
Volume / Edition2.37 - 3.13
PaginationAll the installments are on page 1.
Date PublishedMay 10 - November 22, 1889
PublisherMilton George
Place PublishedChicago, IL
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The bulk of the novel is concerned with the problems currently faced by farmers followed by the campaign to bring about change, but it ends with a brief description of a populist eutopia. A central issue is the usury that often put farmers into permanent debt. This is will be made illegal although old debts will have to be paid (201-02). 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. as The Graftons; or, Looking Forward. A Story of Pioneer Life. By S.L. Rogers [pseud.]. Chicago, IL: Milton George, 1893. Rev. ed. under the author’s real name as Looking Forward; or, The Story of an American Farm. Illus. [Tacoma, WA]: Spike Publishing Co., 1898. 

Pseudonym

S.L. Rogers [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, PSt, W3,4639

Author Note

The author (1838-1901) edited The Kansas Commoner and was later the Governor of the State of Washington (1897-1901)

Full Text

1889 Rogers, J[ohn] R[ankin] (1838-1901). “Looking Forward, or Life Among the Lowly. A Tale of the Times.” The Kansas Commoner (Newton, KS) 2.37 - 3.13 (May 10 - November 22, 1889): All installments are on page 1. Rpt. as The Graftons; or, Looking Forward. A Story of Pioneer Life. By S.L. Rogers [pseud.]. Chicago, IL: Milton George, 1893. Rev. ed. under the author’s real name as Looking Forward; or, The Story of an American Farm. Illus. [Tacoma, WA]: Spike Publishing Co., 1898. MoU-St, PSt, W3,4639

The bulk of the novel is concerned with the problems currently faced by farmers followed by the campaign to bring about change, but it ends with a brief description of a populist eutopia. A central issue is the usury that often put farmers into permanent debt. This is will be made illegal although old debts will have to be paid (201-02). The author edited The Kansas Commoner and was later the Governor of the State of Washington (1897-1901).