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CD: Pioneer Life in Dayton [Ohio] and Vicinity, 1796-1840

By: John F. Edgar

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD3461

ISBN: 788434616

Condition: (1896), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, original fullname plus subject index, biblio., illus., 289 pp, Heritage Books


Collected reminiscences "of the early history of Dayton, including the names and personal history of the pioneers of the township previous to 1840, when Dayton assumed the proportions of a city." John Edgar's history portrays the life of Dayton's early settlers, drawing on his personal acquaintance with several original pioneers. From the first houses on the banks of the Miami, built from dismantled barges and dugouts, to the christening of the "Gem City"... View more info

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Trans-Allegheny Pioneers (West Virginia and Ohio): Historical Sketches of the First White Settlers West of the Alleghenies, 1748 and After

By: John P. Hale

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H1385

ISBN: 788413856

Condition: (1886), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 356 pp, Heritage Books


The author was a descendant of the Scotch-Irish Ingles and Draper families, the first pioneers to make permanent settlements beyond the Alleghenies in 1748. He states that "In connection with... these histories of the Ingles and Draper settlements and families, I shall endeavor to trace, in chronological order, the progressive frontier explorations and settlements along the entire Virginia border, from the Alleghenies to the Ohio, from the New River-Kanawha and tribu... View more info

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Policing the Elephant: Crime, Punishment & Social Behavior

By: John Phillip Reid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Huntington Library Press: 1996

Seller ID: 281594

ISBN: 0873281594

Condition: 326 pages, 6 x 9, 1 map, 1 line illustration, The Huntington Library Press


Policing the Elephant, the companion volume to Law for the Elephant, examines criminal activity and its consequences among travelers on the overland trail in the early nineteenth century. Reid consulted hundreds of primary sources to discover how justice was meted out--without police, attorneys, or courts. Separating fact from fiction, he explores how emigrants dealt with spousal abuse, homicide, robbery, organized crime, and larceny. He also looks into famous episodes o... View more info

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Pioneer Women: The Lives of Women On the Frontier

By: Linda Peavy & Ursula Smith.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1998

Seller ID: 130547

ISBN: 0806130547

Condition: 144 pages, 175 illus, notes, biblio, index, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press


Pioneer Women provides a rare look at frontier life through the eyes of the pioneer women who settled the American West. Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith vividly describe the hardships such women endured journeying west and making homes and communities on the frontier. Their hopes and fears and, most of all, their courage in the face of adversity are revealed in excerpts from journals, letters, and oral histories. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of seldom-seen phot... View more info

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Frontier Children

By: Linda Peavy, Ursula Smith

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2002

Seller ID: 135050

ISBN: 0-8061-3505-0

Condition: 176 pages, 10 3/4 x 8, 206 b&w illus, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press


Enriched by more than 200 vintage photographs, Frontier Children is a visual and literary montage of the faces and scenes of childhood in the nineteenth-century American West. Drawing from a wide range of sources, Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith have brought together stories and images that erase stereotypes to reveal the infinite variety of childhood experiences on the western frontier."Linda Peavy and Ursula Smith lead us into two territories that are both intimat... View more info

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The Wisconsin Frontier

By: Mark Wyman

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: September 1998

Seller ID: 334144

ISBN: 0253334144

Condition: 360 pages, 6 x 9, 23 b&w photos, 7 maps, cloth, Indiana University Press


From French coureurs de bois in the 17th century to the lumberjacks who rode logs down rivers in the late 19th century, settlers of Wisconsin's frontier came seeking wealth and opportunity. Besides its natural riches of furs, farmland, wild game, timber, and lead, Wisconsin lay astride the major water route linking the St. Lawrence and the Gulf of Mexico, and it became a contested site as France, Britain, and the United States fought to control the Upper Lakes. Indians a... View more info

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Recollections of A Handcart Pioneer of 1860: A Woman's Life On the Mormon Frontier

By: Mary Ann Hafen Introduction by Donna Toland Smart

Price: $8.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: c2004

Seller ID: 273401

ISBN: 0803273401

Condition: 93 pages, Illus., paperback, University of Nebraska Press


In the summer of 1860 the author of these recollections, Mary Ann Stucki, then six years old, walked beside her parents' handcart from Florence (Omaha), Nebraska, to Salt Lake City, Utah. The family, converts to Mormonism, had left their comfortable home near Bern, Switzerland, to make the long journey to the Mormon Zion. Nearly eighty years later, Mary Ann Hafen published this account of her life, giving us an unparalleled, candid, inside view of the Mormon woman's worl... View more info

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Daughter of the Regiment: Memoirs of A Childhood in the Frontier Army, 1878-1898

By: Mary Leefe Laurence; edited by Thomas T. Smith.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 279884

ISBN: 0803279884

Condition: 220 pages, Illus., map, paperback, University of Nebraska Press


The young daughter of an English-born U. S. infantry officer on the post-Civil War frontier, Mary Leefe Laurence had the childhood of an army nomad, accompanying the regiment from south Texas to the Canadian border. In faithfully recording her travels, she offers extensive and unique insight into life as a child and adolescent in the twilight of the Indian-fighting army.About AuthorThomas T. Smith is a regular army lieutenant colonel of infantry assign... View more info

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Horse Soldier, Vol. I: The Revolution, the War of 1812, the Early Frontier 1776 - 1850

By: Randy Steffen

Price: $39.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 1991

Seller ID: 123923

ISBN: 0-8061-2392-3

Condition: 195 pages, 12 x 9, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press


This is the first volume of a four-volume work. The total work represents the culmination of more than twenty years of painstaking research. It is an exhaustive delineation, in words and pictures, of every aspect of the attire and equipment of that most exciting of all United States military forces-the cavalry.Volume I covers the Revolutionary period, with a detailed account of the "sires" of the United States Cavalry, the Continental Light Dragoons. Then cam... View more info

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The Conquerors: Historical Sketches of the American Settlement of the Oregon Country, Embracing Facts in the Life and Work of Rev. Jason Lee, the Pioneer and Founder of American Institutions on the Western Coast of North America

By: Rev. A. Atwood

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: A0057

ISBN: 788400576

Condition: (1907), 2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 326 pp, Heritage Books


Rev. Jason Lee and his party left Independence, on the Missouri frontier, on the last day of April 1834. They traveled with a band of trappers and traders, numbering about two hundred men. In this book are fascinating excerpts from the journals and diaries of Rev. Lee and others who traversed the Oregon Trail with him, relating their observations of the new land and its peoples. It was the beginning of a lifelong endeavor to establish mission stations in what would later... View more info

New Englanders on the Ohio Frontier: Migration and Settlement of Worthington, Ohio

By: Virginia E. McCormick and Robert W. McCormick

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Kent State University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 386523

ISBN: 0-87338-652-3

Condition: 360 pages, paperback, Kent State University Press


Travelers in Worthington, Ohio, might think they were in a New England town. Old brick buildings line the very edges of the sidewalk, and a picturesque village green is flanked by two church steeples. Like most frontier communities, it reflects the heritage of its founders. In New Englanders on the Ohio Frontier, Virginia and Robert McCormick examine the founding and development of Worthington to show how it reflects New England culture transplanted and reshaped by the w... View more info

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The American Frontier: Pioneers, Settlers & Cowboys, 1800-1899

By: William C. Davis; Technical Advisor, Russ A. Pritchard.

Price: $24.95

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press: 2002

Seller ID: 131292

ISBN: 0806131292

Condition: 256 pages, 52 color & 280 b&w illustrations, 5 color maps, paperback, University of Oklahoma Press


In The American Frontier, historian William C. Davis masterfully chronicles the history of the territory beyond the Mississippi, with particular attention to exploration, expansion, conflict, and settlement. The first bold steps of Lewis and Clark in 1804 inspired the emergence of a nation in a momentous century of migration and settlement. During the next few decades, while Texas and California fought to be free of Mexican rule, the slow spread westward began: the Mormo... View more info

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Frontier Soldier

By: William F. Zimmer

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Montana Historical Society Press: 01/01/1998

Seller ID: 298551

ISBN: 0-917298-55-1

Condition: 174 pages, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, paperback, Montana Historical Society Press


In this remarkable journal, an observant and opinionated cavalry private offers an inside look at a soldier's life during the Indian Wars of the 1870s. View more info

CD: A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri

By: William S. Bryan and Robert Rose

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: CD2424

ISBN: 788424246

Condition: (1876), 2004, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 606 pp, Heritage Books


The bulk of this book provides biographical sketches of prominent citizens and family histories, and relates the anecdotes and adventures of the early pioneers. Also included are an early history of Missouri and an essay on the life of Daniel Boone. View more info