A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg

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A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg
Author Amanda Minnie Douglas
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Publisher Dodd, Mead and Company
Publication date
1909
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 335 pp
OCLC 22621447
Preceded by A Little Girl in Old Salem
Amanda Minnie Dougas, photo signed by the author.

A Little Girl in Old Pittsburg is a novel for children set in late 18th century Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania written by the American writer Amanda Minnie Douglas (1831–1916).

It opens in 1781 with the news of Lord Cornwallis’ surrender to George Washington as it reaches the Carrick, Bradin, and Duvernay families, pioneers who live near Fort Pitt. The protagonist, Daffodil, is the "little girl" of the title, and the plot primarily is used to illustrate the domestic life of early Pittsburghers. It ends with Daffodil’s marriage and her taking leave of the city. The novel is part of a series (e.g., A Little Girl in Old Boston, A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia) that was among the first fiction series for American girls.[1]

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  1. ^ "Douglas, Amanda Minnie, Dictionary of American Biography, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1958".