Little House on the Prairie: Who Really Wrote It?

Is it true that Laura Ingalls Wilder authored the Little House on the Prairie books, which have been cherished by countless young Americans throughout the years? 

 Did her daughter, Rose Wilder Lane, play a significant role in editing and promoting them, or was her involvement more extensive? 

Wilder, an iHeartMedia podcast that debuted in June, delves into various themes surrounding the Little House books. 

It examines the extent to which they reflect Wilder's actual life, their impact on America's post-World War II propaganda, and the ongoing debate about their place in educational institutions and libraries.

 Episodes three and four will capture the attention of libertarian audiences as they delve into the life of Lane, one of the founding mothers of the U.S. libertarian movement. 

 However, some libertarians may find the Lane episodes a bit frustrating. Wilder shows appreciation for the writer by recognizing her intelligence, her successful career, and her significant contribution to the success of the Little House books.

 However, host Glynnis MacNicol expresses concerns about Lane's politics, describing them as "questionable" and "extreme." MacNicol also shares her opinion that Lane's own books lack a sense of magic.

 In addition, MacNicol interviews Rebecca Traister, who raises the possibility that Lane may have manipulated her mother's memories for her own political agenda. 

While aiming for a fair perspective on Lane, MacNicol—herself, of course, a devoted fan of the Little House books in her youth—might have a slight bias that could hinder her objectivity. 

 However, the podcast provides a captivating overview of Wilder and Lane's personal and professional relationship. 


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