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This book is a study of the values and aspirations of the earliest agrarian settlers in the Far West and how they changed in the frontier setting. It compares rural people who settled in the Willamette Valley in the 1840s, the Utah Valley in the 1850s, and the Boise Valley in the 1860s. The author explores the reasons for Americans' move away from a culture centering on family and kin and from attitudes that valued and protected the land, not for its commercial worth but as the base of support for future generations. The root of our present tendency to pursue individual pleasure and material well-being at the expense of communal and broader societal well-being is the issue that lies at the heart of this comparative study of three peoples who pioneered the American frontiers.

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This book explores the changing values and aspirations of settlers in the American Far West by comparing the groups who settled in the Willamette Valley in the 1840s, the Utah Valley in the 1850s, and the Boise Valley in the 1860s.

Synopsis:

This book studies how, in the Far West, Americans moved from communal values to individualistic and exploitative ones.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A long, tedious journey; 2. His own customs are the best; 3. These savage desert regions; 4. The heirs of my body; 5. The soil to our posterity; 6. The place where we lived; 7. Our paths diverged; Coda; Note on sources; Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521434997
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Editor:
Fogel, Robert
Editor:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
Fogel, Robert
Author:
Thernstrom, Stephan
Author:
May, Dean L.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Old West
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Farm life
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Utah
Subject:
Sociology, rural
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley.
Subject:
Utah Lake Region (Utah) History.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Idaho -- Boise River Valley.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Utah -- Utah Lake Region.
Subject:
Farm life -- Oregon -- Willamette River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Farm life -- Idaho -- Boise River Valley -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Farm life -- Utah -- Utah Lake Region -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Willamette River Valley.
Subject:
Boise River Valley
Subject:
Utah Lake Region
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life--Oregon--Willamette
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Oregon.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Idaho.
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Modern History
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
19940831
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
264 line diagrams 16 half-tones 3 ta
Pages:
329
Dimensions:
9.32x6.28x1.10 in. 1.42 lbs.

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Product details 329 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521434997 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This book explores the changing values and aspirations of settlers in the American Far West by comparing the groups who settled in the Willamette Valley in the 1840s, the Utah Valley in the 1850s, and the Boise Valley in the 1860s.
"Synopsis" by , This book studies how, in the Far West, Americans moved from communal values to individualistic and exploitative ones.
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