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

Author: Malcolm J Rohrbough
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2008]. ©2008
Series: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of the men and women of the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the American frontier. The author 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rohrbough, Malcolm J.
Trans-Appalachian frontier.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007011632
(OCoLC)122337925
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm J Rohrbough
ISBN: 9780253000101 0253000106 1282065815 9781282065819 9786612065811 6612065818
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 237005721
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 675 pages) : maps.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The struggle for security --
The search for stability --
Security and stability in the territory Northwest of the Ohio --
The reach of government and the authority of law spread across the western country --
Diverse economies moving toward commercial ends --
Many varied societies emerge across the western country --
Across the old northwest and into Missouri --
The flowing of the cotton frontier --
Florida: a sectional frontier --
Arkansas: a frontier more west than south --
The new countries of Alabama and Mississippi: a frontier more south than west --
The last frontier of the old northwest: Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin --
Villages, towns, and cities spread across the western country --
Changing political patterns across three generations --
The trans-Appalachian west and the nation.
Series Title: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Responsibility: Malcolm J. Rohrbough.

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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  Read more...
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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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