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The new country : a social history of the American frontier, 1776-1890

Author: Richard A Bartlett
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1974.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bartlett, Richard A.
New country.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1974
(OCoLC)613873790
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Bartlett
ISBN: 0195017382 9780195017380
OCLC Number: 1069434
Description: viii, 487 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. This land is ours: the sweep across the continent --
Some myths of the American frontier --
The problem of the Native American --
The sweep across the continent: first phase --
Ownership and order: land legislation and provision for government --
The sweep across the continent: final phase --
II. The people --
The basic mix --
Basic traits and new ingredients --
III. Agriculture: the basic endeavor --
Farming the Appalachian frontier --
Farming the Middle West and South --
Far Western farmers and cattlemen --
IV. Despoilment: the rape of the new country --
Destruction and construction by nature and man --
Far Western spoliation --
V. Transportation --
Travel by road --
Water routes and railroads --
VI. New country society --
Men, women, and families --
Society beyond the family --
VII. The urban frontier --
VIII. From new country to settled country.
Responsibility: Richard A. Bartlett.

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