Government Goat by Susan Glaspell

Although Glaspell is known for her feminist works, this story is told from the perspective of a displaced male in American society. (When listening to this story, you can see how things haven’t changed much since her time.) Glaspell was raised to value hard work on a farm in rural Davenport, Iowa. She often wrote about being worthy inheritors of the land, and was greatly influenced by the writings of Black Hawk, the Native American Sauk Chief, on whose former land she was raised. Perhaps, from his writings, she learned first-hand what a displaced male looks like. Enjoy!

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