Elaine Naylor is associate professor of history at Mount Allison University.
" Frontier Boosters recalls John Mack Faragher' s Sugar Creek and Edward Ayers' s The Valley of the Shadow and will take its place alongside classic studies of seemingly local places in which much larger trends were in play." Carlos Schwantes, Department of History, University of Missouri " Stock characters in western North American history, frontier boosters are usually relegated to the background. This engaging case study moves frontier boosters to center stage, listens afresh to what they had to say, and finds in them a new significance." John M. Findlay, Department of History, University of Washington