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The health of the country : how American settlers understood themselves and their land

Author: Conevery Bolton Valenčius
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The Health of the Country is the first book to show how settlers made sense of uncharted land. Their primary concern was to save themselves from the painful, fatal, disabling ailments that are as much a part of American history as cowboys and wagon trains." "Primary sources from this tumultuous period show settlers using science, intuition, observation and popular wisdom to evaluate whether a particular locale  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Valenčius, Conevery Bolton, 1969-
Health of the country.
New York : Basic Books, ©2002
(DLC) 2002004400
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Conevery Bolton Valenčius
ISBN: 0465089860 9780465089864
OCLC Number: 298104981
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 388 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Responsibility: by Conevery Bolton Valenčius.
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Focusing on the Arkansas and Missouri territories from the time of the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War, Conevery Valencius captures the excitement, confusion and anxiety of the frontier  Read more...

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