Pioneers of the Old Southwest: A Chronicle of the Dark and Bloody Ground
Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939) was a Canadian writer, critic, historian and editor. While little is known of her childhood, much of the ... Show synopsis Constance Lindsay Skinner (1877-1939) was a Canadian writer, critic, historian and editor. While little is known of her childhood, much of the history and many of the novels and stories she wrote in later years were related to the northwest, Canada, and the gold rush. Between 1902 and 1907 she moved from California to New York City, where she expanded her repertoire to include plays and criticism. She was a regular theatre critic for the New York Herald Tribune. While it is unclear when her first novel was published, by 1917, one of her novels, Good-Morning Rosamond!, had been adapted into a three act comedy and performed at the Shubert Theatre. In 1936 Skinner became the architect and first editor of the Rivers of America Series. In an essay published in the early volumes of the series she described it as being an exploration and interpretation of American folk life through the history, exploration, and flow of Americaas rivers. Originally conceived as 24 volumes, Skinner died at her desk, editing the sixth volume in the series, The Hudson, by Carl Carmer. The series would eventually reach 65 volumes.