Trans-Appalachian Frontier : People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850. (eBook, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
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Trans-Appalachian Frontier : People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850.

Author: Malcolm J Rohrbough
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2007.
Series: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of the men and women of the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the American frontier. The author divides his narrative into major time periods designed to establish categories of description and analysis, presenting case studies that focus on the county, the town, the community, and the family, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Malcolm J Rohrbough
ISBN: 9780253000101 0253000106 1282065815 9781282065819
OCLC Number: 437213267
Description: 1 online resource (697 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; A Note on Citations, Quotations, Maps, and Place Names; Introduction; Part I. Across the Mountains; 1. The Struggle for Security; 2. The Search for Stability; 3. Security and Stability in the Territory Northwest of the Ohio; Part II. The Widening Frontier, 1795-1815; 4. The Reach of Government and the Authority of Law Spread across the Western Country; 5. Diverse Economies Moving toward Commercial Ends; 6. Many Varied Societies Emerge across the Western Country; Part III. The First Great Migration, 1815-1830. 7. Across the Old Northwest and into Missouri8. The Flowering of the Cotton Frontier; Part IV. The Enduring Frontiers; 9. Michigan: The Great Lakes Frontier; 10. Florida: A Sectional Frontier; 11. Arkansas: A Frontier More West than South; Part V. The Second Great Migration, 1830-1850; 12. The New Counties of Alabama and Mississippi:A Frontier More South than West; 13. The Last Frontier of the Old Northwest:Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin; Part VI. The Tr.
Series Title: History of the trans-Appalachian frontier.

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In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of the men and women of the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the American frontier. The author divides his narrative into major time periods designed to establish categories of description and analysis, presenting case studies that focus on the county, the town, the community, and the family, as well as politics and urbanization.

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. . . a library would not be complete without this work. -- Ginette Aley * Alabama Review * . . .[a] classic that has significantly affected how American frontiers are conceived and how frontiers Read more...

 
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