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The making of an American community : a case study of democracy in a frontier county

Author: Merle Curti
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©1959.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merle Curti
OCLC Number: 272508
Description: vii, 483 pages : maps, diagrams ; 25 cm
Contents: Problem, method, and locale --
Early settlement and founding of the county --
Transportation and communication --
Social and economic structure --
Social relationships --
The social creed --
Making a living on the farm --
Fortunes of the new farmers --
Making a living in town --
Democracy in the county government, 1854-1880 --
Democracy at the grass roots: Town government in Lincoln and Pigeon --
Choosing officials --
Deciding issues --
Educational and cultural opportunities --
Leadership.
Responsibility: by Merle Curti, with the assistance of Robert Daniel [and others].

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