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Knopf, leading to her later long?term relationship with Harper

Rose was a prodigious reader of history, politics, current events, and other subjects and had to have been aware of Turner and his thesis

The Depression certainly had some negative impacts on Wilder's writing career: it depressed sales of her books, reduced the royalties she received, and forced the cancellation of her original contract with Alfred A. But the Depression also provided the psychological and intellectual backdrop for the books that she wrote about the frontier, emphasizing the individualistic virtues of hard work, perseverance, initiative, and industry as well as the communal values of patience, cooperation, sacrifice, and tolerance.