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Working Americans, 1770-1869, Volume IX, From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War

Author: Scott Derks; Tony Smith
Publisher: Millerton, NY : Grey House Publishing, ©2008.
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Presents a comprehensive examination of the social and economic lives of working Americans between 1770 and 1869, and profiles lives of thirty families that were affected by the various military actions.
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Genre/Form: History
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Derks, Scott.
Working Americans, 1770-1869, Volume IX.
Millerton, NY : Grey House Publishing, ©2008
(OCoLC)760652942
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Derks; Tony Smith
ISBN: 1592373712 9781592373710
OCLC Number: 253375300
Description: xvii, 483 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: 1770-1779 Introduction --
1772 Profile: Anna Baffin, 12-year-old girl from Nova Scotia --
Historical snapshot 1772 --
1776 Profile: Father Francisco Mourelle, Franciscan missionary from western U.S. --
Historical snapshot 1776 --
1778 Profile: Jonathan Forbes, 63-year-old British merchant from Boston, MA --
Historical snapshot 1778 --
1776 News Feature: "Defending New York City from the British in July, 1776" --
1780-1789 --
1780 Profile: Rachel Findley, slave from western Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1780 --
Slavery timelines --
1781 Profile: Jacob Nevell, 22-year-old apprentice doctor from New Haven, CT --
Historical snapshot 1781 --
1787 Profile: Karl Zimmer, 38-year-old German-born gunsmith from southern PA --
Historical snapshot 1787 --
1786 News Feature: "Of the mode of education proper in a republic" --1790-1799 Introduction --
1793 Profile: Quriryn Kester, Dutch-born entrepreneur from New England --
Historical snapshot 1793 --
Maple sugaring timeline --
1798 Profile: Andrew Bartling, 21-year-old farmer from Massachusetts --
Historical snapshot 1798 --
1799 Profile: Benjamin and Joshua Morse, cabinetmakers from Annapolis, MD --
Historical snapshot 1799 --
1797 News Feature: Inaugural address of President John Adams --
1800-1809 Introduction --
1800 Profile: John Ingles, store owner from Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1800 --
1805 Profile: Edward Jenkins, lawyer from Yale College in Connecticut --
Historical snapshot 1805 --
1808 Profile: John Eliot, 49-year-old minister from Salem, Massachusetts --
Historical snapshot 1808 --
1802 News Feature: An oration on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence --
1810-1819 Introduction --
1810 Profile: Lucy Childress, 57-year-old former estate matron from Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1810 --
1813 Profile: Banks Copening, 37-year-old farmer and soldier from Ohio --
America in 1812 --
Historical snapshot 1813 --
1815 Profile: John Lewis, logger and whiskey maker from Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1815 --
1819 News Feature: "Benevolence" --
1820-1829 Introduction --
1826 Profile: Caleb Hope, 22-year-old sailor from Massachusetts --
Historical snapshot 1823 --
1826 Profile: Sarah Goodwin, schoolteacher from Litchfield, Connecticut --
Historical snapshot 1826 --
1829 Profile: IanLlewellyn, 19-year-old Erie canal horse drive --
Historical snapshot 1829 --
Erie canal timeline --
1824 News Feature: "Indian anecdotes" --
1830-1839 Introduction --
1834 Profile: Joseph Lyons, college graduate from South Carolina --
Historical snapshot 1834 --
1836 Profile: Osborne Gibson, animal trapper from Missouri --
Historical snapshot 1836 --
1838 Profile: Colonel Edmund Gordon Lang, slave trader from New Orleans --
Historical snapshot 1838 --
New world slavery timeline --
1837 News Feature: "Balloon ascension" --
1840-1849 Introduction --
1846 Profile: Gail Warlick, 16-year-old textile mill worker from Lowell, MA --
Historical snapshot 1846 --
1848 Profile: Benjamin Reed, 17-year-old general store worker from Maine --
Historical snapshot 1848 --
1849 Profile: Alvin Grunn, 22-year-old postal worker from New Jersey --
Historical snapshot 1849 --
1849 News Feature: Letter, denial of justice to the Cherokees --
1850-1859 Introduction --
1852 Profile: Albert Hoffman, German-born liquor dealer from Cincinnati, OH --
Historical snapshot 1852 --
1854 Profile: Isaac Sheppard, 21-year-old gold miner from Vermont --
Historical snapshot 1854 --
1858 Profile: Emily Jameson, 19-year-old plantation wife from Philadelphia --
Historical snapshot 1858 --
1851 News Feature: "Joys and perils of lumbering" --
1860-1869 Introduction --
1862 Profile: Jane Altman, housewife from Iowa --
Historical snapshot 1862 --
1863 Profile: George Upton, 33-year-old Union Army soldier from New York --
Historical snapshot 1863 --
1864 Profile: Alan Marsh, 24-year-old soldier from Iowa --
Historical snapshot 1864 --
1866 News Feature: "The Freedman's story."
Other Titles: Working Americans, 1770-1869 :
From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War
Responsibility: by Scott Derks and Tony Smith.

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Each volume in the widely-successful Working Americans series focuses on a particular type of American and illustrates what life was like for that group from the 1800s to the present time. The  Read more...

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