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The American frontier; a social and literary record

Author: Clarence Merton Babcock
Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1964, ©1965]
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Publisher description: The unique and colorful drama of the Westward Movement is reported by contemporary literary artists, scholars, historians, and humorists in this rich collection that powerfully recreates all the excitement and adventure of America's past. Through the prose, poetry, letters, and fiction of eyewitnesses, readers can explore a frontier of open ranges, rugged pioneering, impassioned politics,  Read more...
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Babcock, Clarence Merton.
American frontier.
New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston [1964, c1965]
(OCoLC)613205693
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence Merton Babcock
OCLC Number: 965343
Description: ix, 452 p. 21 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Perspectives --
Westward I Go Free / Henry David Thoreau --
The Significance of the Frontier in American History / Frederick Jackson Turner --
The Western World Frontier / Walter Prescott Webb --
Part 2: Trail Blazers --
The Discovery, Purchase, and Settlement of Kentucke / John Filson --
Explorations in the American Desert / Jedediah Strong Smith --
The Fur Trade in the Pacific / Washington Irving --
A Day with the Cow Column / Jesse Applegate --
Part 3: Pioneer Settlements --
Society in the Cow Country / Emerson Hough --
Washoe Revisited / J. Ross Browne --
The Land of the Dakotas / Hamlin Garland --
Going to God's Country / Martha L. Smith --
Part 4: The Frontiersman --
Back-settlers in America / J. Hector St. John Crèvecoeur --
Two Kinds of Frontiersmen / Timothy Dwight --
In Defense of the Backwoodsman / Timothy Flint --
Johnny Appleseed: A Pioneer Hero / W. D. Haley --
Part 5: The American Indian --
Civilizing the Red Man / James Fenimore Cooper --
The Camp of the Wild Horse / Washington Irving --
The Indian Hater / James Hall --
Blood on the Snow / Joaquin Miller --
What the Indian Means to America / Chief Standing Bear --
Part 6: Manifest Destiny --
The Great Valley / William D. Gallagher --
The North American Road to India / Thomas Hart Benton --
Squatter's Rights and Manifest Destiny / Josiah Royce --
The Pacific Railway / William Gilpin --
Passage to India / Walt Whitman --
Part 7: Literary Sketches --
The Last of the Boatmen / Morgan Neville --
A Moonlight Drive / Andy Adams --
The Californian's Tale / Mark Twain --
The Goosepond School / Richard Malcolm Johnston --
Not a Drop of Rain in a Thousand Miles / Wallace Stegner --
Part 8: Religion --
Great Revival in the West / James B. Finley --
The Camp Meeting / Edward Eggleston --
Mormons and Mormonism / Horace Greeley --
The Hell Question, and the Rev. John Westlock / Edgar Watson Howe --
Part 9: Politics and Government --
How to Win an Election / David Crockett --
Leatherstocking's Encounter with Justice / James Fenimore Cooper --
The Earliest Mining Courts and Their Influence on State Life / Charles Howard Shinn --
Part 10: Language --
The Lingo of the West / Thomas Low Nichols --
A Rich Harvest of New Words / M. Schele de Vere --
One January Morning / David Crockett --
Part 11: Humor --
The Horse-swap / Augustus Baldwin Longstreet --
An Affair of Honor / Joseph G. Baldwin --
Simon Suggs Attends a Camp-Meeting / Johnson J. Hooper --
Tripetown: Twenty Minutes for Breakfast / George W. Harris --
A Dakota Winter / Anonymous --
Part 12: The Frontier in Retrospect --
Pioneers! O Pioneers! / Walt Whitman --
The Frontier is Gone / Frank Norris --
The Last of the Rugged Individualists / Wayne Kernodle --
Something Starting Over / Thomas Hornsby Ferril.
Responsibility: [by] C. Merton Babcock.

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Publisher description: The unique and colorful drama of the Westward Movement is reported by contemporary literary artists, scholars, historians, and humorists in this rich collection that powerfully recreates all the excitement and adventure of America's past. Through the prose, poetry, letters, and fiction of eyewitnesses, readers can explore a frontier of open ranges, rugged pioneering, impassioned politics, fervent gospel religion, earthy, impetuous language, lusty folklore, and often, loneliness. ... Anyone interested in the early history and literature of our country will find these pages bring to life many of the most fascinating, significant, and entertaining aspects of American expansion.

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