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Constance Lindsay Skinner

(1879—1939)


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(1879–1939), Canadian-born author, whose novels about the life of the Far North include Builder of Men (Germany, 1913), “Good-Morning, Rosamond” (1917, dramatized the same year), The Search Relentless (1925), and Red Willows (1929). For the Yale Chronicles of America she wrote Pioneers of the Old Southwest (1919) and Adventurer of Oregon (1920), and her other works include Songs of the Coast Dwellers (1930) and Beaver, Kings and Cabins (1933), a history of the American fur trade. In addition to writing children's books, she was the first editor of the Rivers of America series, an interpretation of American history in terms of its rivers.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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