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Gentry and Common Folk: Political Culture On A Virginia Frontier, 1740-1789, Albert H. Tillson, Jr.


1 Gentry and Common Folk: Political Culture On A Virginia Frontier, 1740-1789
Albert H. Tillson, Jr.
240 pages, Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews
“A superb, thoroughly researched, readable study of political development on the Appalachian frontier of the Revolutionary period. A significant contribution.”—Choice
117496 
Price: 32.00 USD

 
Frontier Indiana, Andrew R. L. Cayton


2 Frontier Indiana
Andrew R. L. Cayton
360 pages, 6 x 9, 20 b&w photos, 2 maps, index, paperback, Indiana University Press
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 'the a ssistance of some young man in my own arrangements.' The problem was that Harrison had 'no profession but that of arms.' '[A]bilities he has, what his application may be I have yet to discover.' This was all perfectly reasonable. Indeed, the Judge intende d to 'consult' with his daughters about the whole business while Nancy [as the Judge called her] considered Harrison's offer. In the end, it seems, Symmes objected less to Harrison than to the timing of the match. But fathers in late eighteenth-century No rth America had increasingly less influence over their children's marriages. Romance and passion were the order of the day. Nancy made her own choice and she made it primarily for love."
Most history concentrates on the broad sweep of events, battles and political decisions, economic advance or decline, landmark issues and events, and the people who lived and made these events tend to be lost in the big picture. Cayton's lively new histor y of the frontier period in Indiana puts the focus on people, on how they lived and how they viewed their world and what motivated them. Here are the stories of, among others, Jean-Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes; George Croghan, the ultimate frontier entrepreneur; the world as seen by George Rogers Clark; Josiah Harmar and John Francis Hamtramck; Little Turtle; Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison and William Henry Harrison; Tenskwatawa; Jonathan Jennings; and Calvin Fletcher.
Focusing his account on these and other representative individuals, Cayton retells the story of Indiana's settlement in a human and compelling narrative which makes the experience of exploration and settlement real and exciting. Here is a book that will a ppeal to the general reader and scholar alike while going a long way to reinfusing our understanding of history and the historical process with the breath of life itself.
A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series-Walter Nugent and Malcolm Rohrbough, general editors

Reviews
Awards: A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1997

". . .[a] graceful, arresting narrative . . .grounded in primary and secondary sources. . ." —Choice

". . .a most compelling book." —Craig Thompson Friend, Georgetown College Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Winter 1997

". . .engagingly written. . ." —Cite AB, August 11-18, 1997

"The appeal of this book—besides its readable 337 pages—is that Cayton focuses on people as well as events, and he doesn't give all the press to men, which often happens in books about 18th and 19th century history." —Annette Wartel, Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana
212170 
Price: 21.95 USD

 
 
Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier, Anne Kelly Knowles


3 Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier
Anne Kelly Knowles
366 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, University Of Chicago Press
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 southern Ohio Welsh in the context of Welsh immigration as a whole from 1795 to 1850, Knowles explores how these strict Calvinists responded to the moral dilemmas posed by leaving their native land and experiencing economic success in the United States.
Knowles draws on a wide variety of sources, including obituaries and
community histories, to reconstruct the personal histories of over 1,700
immigrants. The resulting account will find appreciative readers not
only among historical geographers, but also among American economic
historians and historians of religion.

Table of Contents
List of Maps, Figures, and Tables
Guide to Pronouncing and Interpreting Welsh Place-Names
Common Elements in Welsh Place-Names
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Historical Geography of Welsh Emigration to the United States, 1795-1850
2. The Context of Choice: Internal Migration
3. The Context of Choice: Emigration and Settlement
4. Charcoal Iron and the Welsh
5. The Moral Context of Migration
Appendixes
A. Occupations of Cardiganshire Natives in the Merthyr Tydfil Area, 1851
B. Jefferson Furnace Company Land Agreements
C. Cân Newydd
A New Song
D. Welsh Immigrants to the Jackson
Gallia Settlement
Bibliography
Index
448533 
Price: 29.00 USD

 
Lion of the Forest: James B. Finley, Frontier Reformer, Charles C. Cole, Jr.


4 Lion of the Forest: James B. Finley, Frontier Reformer
Charles C. Cole, Jr.
288 pages, photos, cloth, University Press of Kentucky
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 racist contemporaries, contributed to the temperance and prison reform movements, and played a key role in the 1944 division of the Methodist Episcopal church over the slavery issue. Cole traces Finley's influence on the moral and religious development of the Ohio River area.

About Author
Charles C. Cole, Jr., has serced as dean and professor of history at Lafayette College, president of Wilson College and, most recently, executive director of the Ohio Humanities Council.

Reviews
“A carefully researched book that transcends mere biography. It is social history, dealing with national issues such as the temperance movement, the rights of minorities, and ecclesiastical.”—Ohioana Quarterly

Table of Contents
Ohio River Valley Series
118638 
Price: 19.96 USD

 
 
From Frontier to Suburbia, Loudoun County, Virginia; One of America’s Fastest Growing Counties, Charles P. Poland, Jr


5 From Frontier to Suburbia, Loudoun County, Virginia; One of America’s Fastest Growing Counties
Charles P. Poland, Jr
(2005), 2006, 5˝x8˝, paper, index, 486 pp, Heritage Books
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 War, festivals, medicine, the temperance movement, rattle-bands, urbanization, and numerous other economic, social, and political developments in American history. Emphasis is placed upon the tumultuous and critical transition of Loudoun from a rural to an urban county. Special attention is devoted to the significance of demographic growth and planning ordinances of Loudoun's recent history that have attracted national attention. Dr. Poland relates local and national history in a manner that covers the humorous and sublime, provides a microcosm of American history, and presents insight into the history of the nation.
P3187 
Price: 43.00 USD

 
Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts, Daniel R. Mandell


6 Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts
Daniel R. Mandell
257 pages, Maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
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 development of Native American communities in eastern Massachusetts, many of which survive today, and observes emerging patterns of adaptation and resistance that were played out in different settings as the American nation grew westward in the nineteenth century.

About Author
Daniel R. Mandell is an assistant professor of history at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri.

Reviews
1999 American Association for State and Local History Award Winner

"Fascinating."--Boston Globe. "Most histories of Indian-white relations in colonial Massachusetts end with the New England colonists’ victory over Metacomet (King Philip) in 1676. Daniel R. Mandell’s history begins only after the Indians have lost. . . . Mandell’s meticulous study demonstrates that, contrary to popular belief, the losers of King Philip’s War did not disappear from the region. Not only did Indians survive but they continued to play a role in the area’s economy and society."--Journal of American History. "The comparison of native communities over the nearly one hundred years following King Philip’s War makes this book worthy of the reader’s attention. . . . A most important contribution to a reassessment of Indian survival in the Northeast."--William and Mary Quarterly.
282494 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 

 

7 CD: German Pioneer Life and Domestic Customs
Don Tolzmann
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 126 pp, CD, Heritage Books
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 of the Pennsylvania-German pioneers. An appendix supplies "Christopher Dock's One Hundred Necessary Rules of Conduct for Children."The United States is a rich mosaic of diverse ethnic groups. It is important to understand and appreciate them all. This volume looks at the German Colonial Era and examines the beginnings of German-American social history with the aim of providing a greater understanding of German-Americans and their way of life.The format used on this CD preserves the look of the original page, however, there is no electronic index and the CD is not electronically searchable. Numerous illustrations enhance the text.
CD3893 
Price: 15.95 USD

 

 

8 CD: German Pioneer Lifestyle
Don Tolzmann
2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat 6, PC and Mac, 112 pp, Heritage Books
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 Revolutionary War, the legacy of Christopher Ludwick, and the German Governors of Pennsylvania.The United States is a rich mosaic of diverse ethnic groups. It is important to understand and appreciate them all. This volume looks at the German Colonial Era and examines the beginnings of German-American social history with the aim of providing a greater understanding of German-Americans and their way of life.The format used on this CD preserves the look of the original page, however, there is no electronic index and the CD is not electronically searchable. The original index to subjects, surname index, and illustrations are included.
CD3894 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 
The Pioneer Valley Reader, Edited by James O'Connell


9 The Pioneer Valley Reader
Edited by James O'Connell
384 pages, 6 x 9, b&w photos, hardback, Countryman Press / W.W. Norton & Co., Inc
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.

About Author
James C. O'Connell is the author of Inside Guide to Springfield and the Pioneer Valley and Shaping an Urban Image: The History of Downtown Planning in Sprinfield, Massachusetts. He lives with his family in Yarmouthport, MA.
399716 
Price: 27.95 USD

 

 

10 This State of Wonders: The Letters of An Iowa Frontier Family, 1858-1861
edited by John Kent Folmar.
186 pages, 7 photos, 3 maps, paperback, University of Iowa Press
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 frequently, each with distinct views on their daily life and struggles. While Mr. Williams wrote most often about money, farming, and moral advice (he was minister in the Church of New Jerusalem, as well as a merchant and farmer), Mrs. Williams commented on her daily chores, the family's health, the ever-important weather, and her leisure activities, including the contemporary journals and books she read, such as David Copperfield and Jane Eyre. James' sisters and brothers wrote about many concerns, from schoolwork and housework to games and family celebrations in nearby Webster City.
As the letters continue, the affection for the absent James becomes more pronounced. And, as the years go by, the letters touch on more current national trends, including the Pikes Peak Gold Rush and the growing North/South crisis, on which James and his family strongly disagree. James was never to return to Iowa but married and remained in the South, becoming a lieutenant colonel in the Confederate army.
Complete with voices both young and old, male and female, This State of Wonders offers a wealth of information about the daily life of an ordinary family on the Iowa prairie. It is a book to be treasured by all Iowans interested in the early life of their state and by all historians looking for a complete portrait of family life on the midwestern frontier.

Reviews
"This fascinating collection of 75 letters, written by members of the John Hugh Williams family to son and brother James Madison Williams, provides intimate glimpses into frontier life....Through the letters readers share the uncertainties of the Iowa climate, the importance of education (both formal schooling and the considerable access to newspapers and literary works), the shared New Church (Swedenborgian) religious faith, the concern for a daughter's health, the sense of isolation, and the pain of separation from a loved family member....a worthwhile collection, judiciously edited and with a solid interpretative foreword and epilogue."—Choice

"The letters not only recount problems arising from drought, prairie fires, harsh winters, and 'the want of refined and decent society,' but also reveal the family's reactions to the mid-century depression, the discovery of gold at Pikes Peak, and the impending civil war. Further, the recording of prosaic day-to-day experiences provides a rare picture of the daily concerns of women and children on the frontier."—Western Historical Quarterly

"After reading both the letters and the notes, one has a good sense of a substantial frontier family and its concerns and values as well as of its place in the community."—Pacific Historical Review
453411 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers, edited by Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris.


11 Old Rail Fence Corners: Frontier Tales Told by Minnesota Pioneers
edited by Lucy Leavenworth Wilder Morris.
367 pages, 5 1/4 x 8 1/2, illus., map, index, paperback, Minnesota Historical Society Press
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 anecdotes are the stuff of social history--the testimony of ordinary, everyday people, which, when pieced together, give us a picture of pioneer life." -- Marilyn J. Lass, Minnesota Reviews
511093 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
A Dose of Frontier Soldiering:  The Memoirs of Corporal E.A. Bode, Frontier Regular infantry, 1877-1882, edited by Thomas T. Smith.


12 A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E.A. Bode, Frontier Regular infantry, 1877-1882
edited by Thomas T. Smith.
250 pages, Illus., maps, paperback, University of Nebraska Press
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 military experience than all the dashing cavalry charges and thundering artillery in Western literature.

About Author
Thomas T. Smith is a regular army lieutenant colonel of infantry assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. He is the editor of Mary Leefe Laurence’s Daughter of the Regiment (Nebraska 1994).

Reviews
“Bode’s literary skills matched an inquisitive eye and wry wit and helped make his soldier narrative utterly endearing. . . . With unbridled curiosity, Bode makes sumptuous reading of even the most ordinary experiences.”—Montana.

“Bode was extraordinary in intelligence, literacy, intellectual curiosity, and skill at writing and mapmaking. Accounts by privates and corporals in the post–Civil War infantry are rare; this is one of the best.”—True West.

“Uncommon and perceptive memoirs, perhaps the best published account by an enlisted infantryman from the era.”—Western Historical Quarterly
261608 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
THE OHIO FRONTIER: An Anthology of Early Writings, Emily Foster, Editor


13 THE OHIO FRONTIER: An Anthology of Early Writings
Emily Foster, Editor
248 pages, 6 x 9, illus, maps, paperback, University of Kentucky Press
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." —Ohioana Quarterly
"The organization and pacing are excellent and the evolution of Ohio's nature becomes clear." —Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"A revealing compilation of primary source materials describing Ohio's early history." —Journal of the Early Republic
"Foster collected many first-hand accounts of life of early Ohioans and assembled them thematically so readers could visualize the difficult transition of Ohio passing from a wilderness state to a setting of bustling towns connected by roads and canals and a thriving economy."—Northwest Ohio Quarterly
“A colorful tapestry of primary source readings from the early trans-Appalachian West.”—Ohio Valley History
109795 
Price: 19.95 USD

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


14 Vanguards of the Frontier : A Social History of the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains from the Fur Traders to the Sod Busters
Everett Dick
574 pages, illus, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


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."--Walcott Watson, American History Review.

"Readers who are familiar with the author's earlier book, The Sod-House Frontier, will welcome this very attractive volume dealing with the various types of people who traversed or occupied the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountains prior to the coming of actual settlers. Beginning with an account of the great fur companies, this book continues with chapters devoted to such frontier types as the mountain men, frontier soldiers, missionaries, Indian agents, railroad builders, buffalo hunters, cattlemen, and some others. Additional chapters deal with the Santa Fe trade, and Mormon migration, the mining camps, stagecoach travel, trail driving, and sheep growing. . . . In the opinion of the reviewer this is one of the best books on the West that has appeared in recent years. . . . It is one of those all too rare books which both the specialist in the field of western history and the average citizen may read and study with pleasure and profit."--D. E. Dale, Mississippi Valley Historical Review.
250487 
Price: 38.00 USD

 
 

 

15 Pioneers of France in the New World
Francis Parkman Introduction by Colin G. Calloway
473 pages, Illus., maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
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 expeditions of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain and French colonial endeavors in Canada and Acadia. Pioneers is a stirring story, capturing the era of the earliest explorations in North America.
"Parkman saw history as literature and he told a good story. He wrote in the epic style of the nineteenth century, presenting a grand sweep of history that modern writers rarely attempt or achieve."-Colin G. Calloway, from the introduction.

About Author
Francis Parkman (1823–1893), the son of a prominent Boston family, devoted much of his career to writing about the struggles of France and England for domination in America.
Colin G. Calloway, a professor of history and Native American studies at Dartmouth College, is the author of the forthcoming New Worlds for All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America.
287445 
Price: 25.00 USD

 

 

16 Minnesota Pioneer Sketches: From the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident
Frank G. O’Brien
(1904), 2001, 6x9, paper, index, 391 pp, Heritage Books
An excellent history of the state from the perspective on one of its pioneers.
O0735 
Price: 33.50 USD

 
 
The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition, Gerda Lerner.


17 The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition
Gerda Lerner.
400 pages, 6 x 9 1/4, appends., notes, bibl., index, paperback, University of North Carolina Press
A landmark work of women's history originally published in 1967, Gerda Lerner's best-selling biography of Sarah and Angelina Grimké explores the lives and ideas of the only southern women to become antislavery agents in the North and pioneers for women's rights. This revised and expanded edition includes two new primary documents and an additional essay by Lerner. In a revised introduction Lerner reinterprets her own work nearly forty years later and gives new recognition to the major significance of Sarah Grimké's feminist writings.

About Author
Gerda Lerner, author of twelve books in women's history, was one of the founders of the field in the 1960s. Her creative scholarship, her organizing work on behalf of women historians, and her leadership in graduate education have been widely recognized and honored. She is past president of the Organization of American Historians, Robinson-Edwards Professor Emerita of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and visiting professor of history at Duke University. Her most recent book is Fireweed: A Political Autobiography.

Reviews
"This book has become a classic work of history that illustrates what is now a central premise among historians: that women's lives mattered in creating the social, cultural, and political contours of the past. In both style and substance, The Grimké Sisters stands out as a model work of history that has inspired a generation of students and scholars. Lerner is truly a master of historical prose."--Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments
Note on Usage
Introduction
The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina
Appendix 1. Printed Speeches of Angelina Grimké Weld
Speech before the Legislative Committee of the Massachusetts Legislature, February 21, 1838
Speech in Pennsylvania Hall, May 16, 1838
Speech to the National Convention of the Woman's Loyal National League, May 14, 1863
Address to the Soldiers of Our Second Revolution
Appendix 2. Manuscript Essays of Sarah Moore Grimké
Sisters of Charity
A Problem of Ascription by Gerda Lerner
Marriage
Notes
Bibliography
Index
855669 
Price: 24.95 USD

 
Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest, Grant Foreman Introduction by Donald E. Worcester


18 Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest
Grant Foreman Introduction by Donald E. Worcester
345 pages, Illus., map., paperback, University of Nebraska Press
This pioneering work is about the traders, trappers, and explorers in the vast area that would become Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Colorado. Foreman describes the early explorations of the French and Spanish in the Louisiana Territory and often focuses on the junction of the Verdigris, Grand, and Arkansas rivers, known as the Three Forks, a trading and military center from which the conquest of a large part of the American Southwest was achieved. Viewed in historical perspective are the business enterprises of A. P. Chouteau and others; treaties with the Indians and warfare between the Cherokees and Osage; massacres and disease epidemics; garrison life at Fort Gibson and the visits of writer Washington Irving and painter George Catlin; expeditions into the Southwest led by Colonel Henry Dodge, Captain Benjamin de Bonneville, and others; Sam Houston's sojourn in Indian country; and warfare on the Texas border.

About Author
Grant Foreman is highly regarded as an authority on the Five Civilized Tribes. His career is noted in an introduction by Donald E. Worcester, a professor of history at Texas Christian University and well known for such books as The Chisholm Trail: High Road of the Cattle Kingdom.

Reviews
"One of the best books ever written about the Southwest."--Stanley Vestal
268831 
Price: 14.95 USD

 
 
The Pioneers of New France in New England, James P. Baxter


19 The Pioneers of New France in New England
James P. Baxter
(1894) 1980, 6x9, cloth, index, 450 pp, Heritage Books
Covers the Indian Wars in New England to 1724; includes biographical data on many French, Indian, and English participants and victims.
B0020 
Price: 36.00 USD

 
Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925, Joan M. Jensen


20 Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925
Joan M. Jensen
6 x 9, 448 pages, 6x9, 100 b&w illus., map, notes, index, 2 tables, bibliography, cloth, Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint
An intimate view of frontier women-Anglo and Indian-and the communities they forged.
Swedish domestic worker Emina Johnson witnessed the great Peshtigo fire in 1871; Cherokee nurse Isabella Wolfe served the Lac du Flambeau reservation for decades; the author's own grandmother, Matilda Schopp, was one of numerous immigrants who eked out a living on the Wisconsin cutover. Calling This Place Home tells the stories of these and many other Native and settler women during Wisconsin's frontier era.
Noted historian Joan M. Jensen spent more than a decade delving into the lives of a remarkable range of women who lived during the mid-nineteenth through the early twentieth centuries. These individuals shared many struggles as economies evolved from logging to dairying to tourism. Facing many challenges, they cared for their sick, educated their children, maintained their cultural identity, and preserved their own means of worship.
Entwining the experiences of Native and settler communities, Jensen uses photographs and documents to examine and illustrate the recovered stories of representative but often overlooked women. This comprehensive volume brings a deeper understanding of the state's history through the stories of individual women and the broader developments that shaped their lives.
515633 
Price: 34.95 USD

 
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