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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 Pub., ©2008.
Series: Gale virtual reference library
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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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Derks, Scott.
Working Americans, 1770-1869, Volume IX, From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War.
Millerton, NY : Grey House Pub., ©2008
(OCoLC)253375300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Derks; Tony Smith
ISBN: 9781592374854 1592374859 1282242768 9781282242760
OCLC Number: 460145721
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 483 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1770-1779 Introduction --
Anna Baffin, 12-year-old girl from Nova Scotia --
Historical snapshot 1772 --
Father Francisco Mourelle, Franciscan missionary from western U.S. --
Historical snapshot 1776 --
Jonathan Forbes, 63-year-old British merchant from Boston, MA --
Historical snapshot 1778 --
"Defending New York City from the British in July, 1776" --
1780-1789 --
Rachel Findley, slave from western Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1780 --
Slavery timelines --
Jacob Nevell, 22-year-old apprentice doctor from New Haven, CT --
Historical snapshot 1781 --
Karl Zimmer, 38-year-old German-born gunsmith from southern PA --
Historical snapshot 1787 --
"Of the mode of education proper in a republic" --1790-1799 Introduction --
Quriryn Kester, Dutch-born entrepreneur from New England --
historical snapshot 1793 --
Maple sugaring timeline --
Andrew Bartling, 21-year-old farmer from Massachusetts --
Historical snapshot 1798 --
Benjamin and Joshua Morse, cabinetmakers from Annapolis, MD --
Historical snapshot 1799 --
Inaugural address of President John Adams --
1800-1809 Introduction --
John Ingles, store owner from Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1800 --
Edward Jenkins, lawyer from Yale College in Connecticut --
Historical snapshot 1805 --
John Eliot, 49-year-old minister from Salem, Massachusetts --
Historical snapshot 1808 --
An oration on the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence --
1810-1819 Introduction --
Lucy Childress, 57-year-old former estate matron from Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1810 --
Banks Copening, 37-year-old farmer and soldier from Ohio --
America in 1812 --
Historical snapshot 1813 --
John Lewis, logger and whiskey maker from Virginia --
Historical snapshot 1815 --
"Benevolence" --
1820-1829 Introduction --
Caleb Hope, 22-year-old sailor from Massachusetts --
Historical snapshot 1823 --
Sarah Goodwin, schoolteacher from Litchfield, Connecticut --
Historical snapshot 1826 --
IanLlewellyn, 19-year-old Erie canal horse drive --
Historical snapshot 1829 --
Erie canal timeline --
"Indian anecdotes" --
1830-1839 Introduction --
Joseph Lyons, college graduate from South Carolina --
Historical snapshot 1834 --
Osborne Gibson, animal trapper from Missouri --
Historical snapshot 1836 --
Colonel Edmund Gordon Lang, slave trader from New Orleans --
Historical snapshot 1838 --
New world slavery timeline --
"Balloon ascension" --
1840-1849 Introduction --
Gail Warlick, 16-year-old textile mill worker from Lowell, MA --
Historical snapshot 1846 --
Benjamin Reed, 17-year-old general store worker from Maine --
Historical snapshot 1848 --
Alvin Grunn, 22-year-old postal worker from New Jersey --
Historical snapshot 1849 --
Letter, denial of justice to the Cherokees --
1850-1859 Introduction --
Albert Hoffman, German-born liquor dealer from Cincinnati, OH --
Historical snapshot 1852 --
Isaac Sheppard, 21-year-old gold miner from Vermont --
Historical snapshot 1854 --
Emily Jameson, 19-year-old plantation wife from Philadelphia --
Historical snapshot 1858 --
"Joys and perils of lumbering" --
1860-1869 Introduction --
Jane Altman, housewife from Iowa --
Historical snapshot 1862 --
George Upton, 33-year-old Union Army soldier from New York --
Historical snapshot 1863 --
Alan Marsh, 24-year-old soldier from Iowa --
Historical snapshot 1864 --
"The Freedman's story."
Series Title: Gale virtual reference library
Other Titles: 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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