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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

ISBN: 0813117496

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0253212170

Condition: 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 '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

ISBN: 0226448533

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0813118638

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 788431870

Condition: (2005), 2006, 5½x8½, 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 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

ISBN: 0-8032-8249-4

Condition: 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 developme... View more info

CD: German Pioneer Life and Domestic Customs

By: Don Tolzmann

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3893

ISBN: 078843893X

Condition: 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... View more info

CD: German Pioneer Lifestyle

By: Don Tolzmann

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3894

ISBN: 788438948

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0-936399-71-6

Condition: 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.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

ISBN: 0877453411

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0873511093

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0803261608

Condition: 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 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

ISBN: 0-8131-0979-5

Condition: 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.&#... 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

ISBN: 0803250487

Condition: 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."--Walcot... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0-8032-8744-5

Condition: 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... View more info

Minnesota Pioneer Sketches: From the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident

By: Frank G. O’Brien

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: O0735

ISBN: 1585497355

Condition: (1904), 2001, 6x9, paper, index, 391 pp, Heritage Books


An excellent history of the state from the perspective on one of its pioneers. View more info

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The Grimké Sisters From South Carolina: Pioneers For Women's Rights and Abolition

By: Gerda Lerner.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press: 2004

Seller ID: 855669

ISBN: 0807855669

Condition: 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 recogniti... View more info

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Pioneer Days in the Early Southwest

By: Grant Foreman Introduction by Donald E. Worcester

Price: $14.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1994

Seller ID: 268831

ISBN: 0-8032-6883-1

Condition: 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 ac... View more info

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The Pioneers of New France in New England

By: James P. Baxter

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: B0020

ISBN: 917890205

Condition: (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. View more info

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Calling This Place Home: Women on the Wisconsin Frontier, 1850-1925

By: Joan M. Jensen

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press / Borealis Books Imprint:

Seller ID: 515633

ISBN: 0-87351-563-3

Condition: 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 W... View more info