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The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890

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From borax mule trains to the canoe stop that was Chicago in the 1830s, this book vividly recreated the tale of the westward movement of pioneers into the heartland of North America. With nearly a century separating historian Richard Bartlett from the end of the movement, Bartlett's broad perspective stresses the continuity and inevitability of this greatest element of America's Golden Age. The book focuses on the settlement of the country, the racial and ethnic composition of the people, agriculture, transportation, developments of the land, the growth of towns and cities, and the nature of frontier society as it brilliantly brings to life the frontier experience as lived by millions of Americans. Bartlett concludes that the pioneer's freedom from restrictions in a new country resulted in the unprecedented burst of energy that settled America in some 114 years.

Synopsis:

The New Country is about humanity released from restrictions as never before, yet with the knowledge and technological skills of the nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195020212
Preface:
Bartlett, Richard A.
Author:
Bartlett, Richard A.
Preface by:
Bartlett, Richard A.
Preface:
Bartlett, Richard A.
Author:
Bartlett, Richard A.
Author:
null, Richard A.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
North America
Subject:
United States - West - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
History, American | Western
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Publication Date:
19760231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps and photos
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.36x5.72x1.21 in. 1.37 lbs.

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