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Gentry and Common Folk: Political Culture On A Virginia Frontier, 1740-1789

By: Albert H. Tillson, Jr.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1991

Seller ID: 117496


Reviews“A superb, thoroughly researched, readable study of political development on the Appalachian frontier of the Revolutionary period. A significant contribution.”—Choice View more info

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Frontier Indiana

By: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1998 (cl. 1996)

Seller ID: 212170


For all this talk of affection, however, Anna [Symmes] was also stubborn and direct when she knew what she wanted. It was no coincidence that she defied her father in making the one great choice of her life: to marry Willia m Henry Harrison. The Judge had good reason to worry about the twenty-three old officer. Symmes conceded that the lieutenant had 'understanding, prudence, education, & resource in conversation' as well as 'about L3000 property' and the Judge wanted 't... View more info

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Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier

By: Anne Kelly Knowles

Price: $29.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1996

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 448533


Bringing immigrants onstage as central players in the drama of rural capitalist transformation, Anne Kelly Knowles traces a community of Welsh immigrants to Jackson and Gallia counties in southern Ohio. After reconstructing the gradual process of community-building, Knowles focuses on the pivotal moment when the immigrants became involved with the industrialization of their new region as workers and investors in Welsh-owned charcoal iron companies. Setting the so... View more info

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Lion of the Forest: James B. Finley, Frontier Reformer

By: Charles C. Cole, Jr.

Price: $19.96

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1994

Seller ID: 118638


James B. Finley-circuit rider, missionary, prison reformer, church official-transformed the Ohio River Valley in the nineteenth century. As a boy he witnessed frontier raids, and as a youth he was known as the "New Market devil." In adulthood, he traveled the Ohio forests, converting thousands through his thunderous preaching-and he was not above bringing hecklers under control with his fists. Finley criticized the federal government's Indian policy and his racis... View more info

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From Frontier to Suburbia, Loudoun County, Virginia; One of America’s Fastest Growing Counties

By: Charles P. Poland, Jr

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P3187


From Frontier to Suburbia is a fresh, timely, and engaging account of the history of a geographical area that reflects the birth, growth, and maturity of the United States. It presents an interesting and panoramic view of the history of Loudoun County, Virginia, from the eighteenth century frontier to today. Readers of this volume will find it an illuminating narrative that sheds additional information on rural lifestyles, ordinaries, slavery, camp meetings, the Civil Wa... View more info

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Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts

By: Daniel R. Mandell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 282494


Behind the Frontier tells the story of the Indians in Massachusetts as English settlements encroached on their traditional homeland between 1675 and 1775, from King Philip's War to the Battle of Bunker Hill. Daniel R. Mandell explores how local needs and regional conditions shaped an Indian ethnic group that transcended race, tribe, village, and clan, with a culture that incorporated new ways while maintaining a core of "Indian" customs. He examines the developme... View more info

CD: German Pioneer Life and Domestic Customs

By: Don Tolzmann

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3893


This CD contains a facsimile of the vintage work on German pioneer lifestyle, The Domestic Life and Characteristics of the Pennsylvania-German Pioneer: A Narrative and Critical History Prepared at the Request of the Pennsylvania-German Society (1900), by F. J. P. Schantz. Schantz's account examines early dwellings, early supplies and food, farming, clothing, livestock, religion, childcare, servants, care of the elderly, hospitality, special occasions, and characteristics... View more info

CD: German Pioneer Lifestyle

By: Don Tolzmann

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3894


This CD contains a facsimile of the classic work on German pioneer lifestyle, An Account of the Manners of the German Inhabitants of Pennsylvania (1910), by Benjamin Rush with an introduction and annotations by Theodore E. Schmauk. Rush's account examines immigration and immigrants, farmers, mechanics and merchants, schools of the Pennsylvania Germans, religious bodies and societies, culture and prosperity. It concludes with a look at the Pennsylvania German in the Revol... View more info

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The Pioneer Valley Reader

By: Edited by James O'Connell

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc:

Seller ID: 399716


This anthology brings together four centuries of writings from Western Massachusetts' Connecticut River Valley, dozens of representative selections of great poise and poetry to show the unique place in American culture occupied by the "Pioneer Valley" and its cities and towns. Writers include Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Parker Willis, William Cullen Bryant, Emily Dickinson, Richard Wilbur, Sylvia Plath, Tracy Kidder, William Pynchon, and John McPhee.Abo... View more info

This State of Wonders: The Letters of An Iowa Frontier Family, 1858-1861

By: edited by John Kent Folmar.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press: 1991, 1986

Seller ID: 453411


When the John Hugh Williams family immigrated to Homer, Iowa, in the 1850s, they had six children, ranging in age from five to twenty. Suddenly land poor, in debt, and caught in the Panic of '57, they sent their eldest son, James, to Georgia to work and add to the family income.The seventy-five letters collected here represent the family's correspondence to their absent son and brother. From 1858 to 1861, James' sisters, brothers, mother, and father wrote to him freq... View more info

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Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers

By: edited by Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press: 1976

Seller ID: 511093


Old Rail Fence Corners is the story of Minnesota's early settlers in their own words--hardship and happiness on the frontier. These simple, direct accounts, collected at the beginning of the twentieth century, paint vivid pictures of life in Minnesota from the 1840s to the 1860s. A new introduction by Marjorie Kreidburg decribes the life an times of the book and of Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris, its remarkable editor.Reviews"These personal anecdot... View more info

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A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E.A. Bode, Frontier Regular infantry, 1877-1882

By: edited by Thomas T. Smith.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: c1994

Seller ID: 261608


Emil Adolph Bode, a German immigrant down on his luck, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1877 and served for five years. More literate than most of his fellow soldiers, Bode described western flora and fauna, commenting on the American Indians he encountered as well as the slaughter of the buffalo, the hard and lonely life of the cowboy, and towns and settlements he passed through. His observations, seasoned with wry wit and sympathy, offer a truer picture of the frontier mil... View more info

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THE OHIO FRONTIER: An Anthology of Early Writings

By: Emily Foster, Editor

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1996

Seller ID: 109795


The readings in this anthology-the diaries of a trader and a missionary, the letter of a frontier housewife, the travel account of a wide-eyed young English tourist, the memoir of an escaped slave, and many others-provide a ground-level view of the Old Northwest frontier.Reviews"Readers will have a better comprehension of what it was like to live on the frontier and how extensive the hardships encountered by the first generation of settlers were.&#... View more info

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Vanguards of the Frontier : A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters

By: Everett Dick

Price: $38.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press:

Seller ID: 250487


Reviews"A superior piece of work, ably digested from original sources and full of good vernacular detail."--The New Yorker."A faithful and brilliant study of some of the roots of the American way."--Joseph Henry Jackson, New York Herald Tribune Books."Its wealth of material and fascinating subject matter are presented in a manner that should appeal to the student of the West and the general reader alike."--Walcot... View more info

Pioneers of France in the New World

By: Francis Parkman Introduction by Colin G. Calloway

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 287445


In the sixteenth century, Spain claimed the fabled New World, and a rash of explorers sailed there seeking riches and, most famously, a fountain of youth. Although France made inroads into Florida, ultimately the French, like the Spanish, failed to establish dominion over North America. Francis Parkman tells why.The first part of Pioneers of France in the New World deals with the attempts of the Spanish and the French Huguenots to occupy Florida; the second, with the... View more info