Trans-Appalachian frontier : people, societies, and institutions, 1775-1850 (eBook, 2008) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Trans-Appalachian frontier : people, societies, and institutions, 1775-1850

Trans-Appalachian frontier : people, societies, and institutions, 1775-1850

Author: Malcolm J Rohrbough
Publisher: [United States] : Indiana University Press : Made available through hoopla, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of these men and women from the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the frontier. Rohrbough  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm J Rohrbough
ISBN: 9780253000101 0253000106
OCLC Number: 1098662997
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: ContentsAcknowledgmentsAbbreviationsA Note on Citations, Quotations, Maps, and Place NamesIntroductionPart I. Across the Mountains1. The Struggle for Security2. The Search for Stability3. Security and Stability in the Territory Northwest of the OhioPart II. The Widening Frontier, 1795-18154. The Reach of Government and the Authority of Law Spread across the Western Country5. Diverse Economies Moving toward Commercial Ends6. Many Varied Societies Emerge across the Western CountryPart III. The First Great Migration, 1815-18307. Across the Old Northwest and into Missouri8. The Flowering of the Cotton FrontierPart IV. The Enduring Frontiers9. Michigan: The Great Lakes Frontier10. Florida: A Sectional Frontier11. Arkansas: A Frontier More West than SouthPart V. The Second Great Migration, 1830-185012. The New Counties of Alabama and Mississippi: A Frontier More South than West13. The Last Frontier of the Old Northwest: Illinois, Iowa, and WisconsinPart VI. The Trans-Appalachian West and the Nation14. Villages, Towns, and Cities Spread across the Western Country15. Changing Political Patterns across Three Generations16. The Trans-Appalachian West and the NationNotesBibliographyIndex
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The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of these men and women from the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the frontier. Rohrbough divides his narrative into major time periods designed to establish categories of description and analysis, presenting case studies that focus on the county, the town, the community, and the family, as well as politics and urbanization. He also addresses Spanish, French, and Native American traditions and the anomalous presence of African slaves in the making of this story.
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. . . a library would not be complete without this work. -- Ginette Aley * Alabama Review * . . .[a] classic that has significantly affected how American frontiers are conceived and how frontiers Read more...

 
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