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Gentry and Common Folk: Political Culture On A Virginia Frontier, 1740-1789

By: Albert H. Tillson, Jr.

Price: $32.00

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky: c1991

Seller ID: 117496

ISBN: 0813117496

Condition: 240 pages, Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index, cloth, University Press of Kentucky


Reviews“A superb, thoroughly researched, readable study of political development on the Appalachian frontier of the Revolutionary period. A significant contribution.”—Choice240 pages, Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index, cloth, University Press of Kentucky View more info

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Frontier Indiana

By: Andrew R. L. Cayton

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1998 (cl. 1996)

Seller ID: 212170

ISBN: 0253212170

Condition: 360 pages, 6 x 9, 20 b&w photos, 2 maps, index, paperback, Indiana University Press


For all this talk of affection, however, Anna [Symmes] was also stubborn and direct when she knew what she wanted. It was no coincidence that she defied her father in making the one great choice of her life: to marry Willia m Henry Harrison. The Judge had good reason to worry about the twenty-three old officer. Symmes conceded that the lieutenant had 'understanding, prudence, education, & resource in conversation' as well as 'about L3000 property' and the Judge wanted 'the a ssistance of some young man in my own arrangements.' The problem was that Harrison had 'no profession but that of arms.'... View more info

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Calvinists Incorporated: Welsh Immigrants on Ohio's Industrial Frontier

By: Anne Kelly Knowles

Price: $37.00

Publisher: University Of Chicago Press: 1997

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 448533

ISBN: 0226448533

Condition: 366 pages, 6 x 9, paperback, University Of Chicago Press


Bringing immigrants onstage as central players in the drama of rural capitalist transformation, Anne Kelly Knowles traces a community of Welsh immigrants to Jackson and Gallia counties in southern Ohio. After reconstructing the gradual process of community-building, Knowles focuses on the pivotal moment when the immigrants became involved with the industrialization of their new region as workers and investors in Welsh-owned charcoal iron companies. Setting the southern Ohio Welsh in the context of Welsh immigration as a whole from 1795 to 1850, Knowles explores how these strict Calvini... View more info

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From Frontier to Suburbia, Loudoun County, Virginia; One of America’s Fastest Growing Counties

By: Charles P. Poland, Jr

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2005)

Seller ID: P3187

ISBN: 0788431870

Condition: 486 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2005), 2006, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 486 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


From Frontier to Suburbia is a fresh, timely, and engaging account of the history of a geographical area that reflects the birth, growth, and maturity of the United States. It presents an interesting and panoramic view of the history of Loudoun County, Virginia, from the eighteenth century frontier to today. Readers of this volume will find it an illuminating narrative that sheds additional information on rural lifestyles, ordinaries, slavery, camp meetings, the Civil War, festivals, medicine, the temperance movement, rattle-bands, urbanization, and numerous other economic, social, and politic... View more info

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Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts

By: Daniel R. Mandell

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1996

Seller ID: 282494

ISBN: 0-8032-8249-4

Condition: 257 pages, Maps., paperback, University of Nebraska Press


Behind the Frontier tells the story of the Indians in Massachusetts as English settlements encroached on their traditional homeland between 1675 and 1775, from King Philip's War to the Battle of Bunker Hill. Daniel R. Mandell explores how local needs and regional conditions shaped an Indian ethnic group that transcended race, tribe, village, and clan, with a culture that incorporated new ways while maintaining a core of "Indian" customs. He examines the development of Native American communities in eastern Massachusetts, many of which survive today, and observes emerging patterns of ad... View more info

This State of Wonders: The Letters of An Iowa Frontier Family, 1858-1861

By: edited by John Kent Folmar.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Iowa Press: 1991, 1986

Seller ID: 453411

ISBN: 0877453411

Condition: 186 pages, 7 photos, 3 maps, paperback, University of Iowa Press


When the John Hugh Williams family immigrated to Homer, Iowa, in the 1850s, they had six children, ranging in age from five to twenty. Suddenly land poor, in debt, and caught in the Panic of '57, they sent their eldest son, James, to Georgia to work and add to the family income.The seventy-five letters collected here represent the family's correspondence to their absent son and brother. From 1858 to 1861, James' sisters, brothers, mother, and father wrote to him frequently, each with distinct views on their daily life and struggles. While Mr. Williams wrote most often about money, farming,... View more info

Minnesota Pioneer Sketches: From the Personal Recollections and Observations of a Pioneer Resident

By: Frank G. O’Brien

Price: $33.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1904)

Seller ID: O0735

ISBN: 1585497355

Condition: 391 pages, 6x9, (1904), 2001, 6x9, paper, index, 391 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


An excellent history of the state from the perspective on one of its pioneers.391 pages, 6x9, (1904), 2001, 6x9, paper, index, 391 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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The Pioneers of New France in New England

By: James P. Baxter

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1894)

Seller ID: B0020

ISBN: 0917890205

Condition: 450 pages, 6x9, (1894) 1980, 6x9, cloth, index, 450 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc


Covers the Indian Wars in New England to 1724; includes biographical data on many French, Indian, and English participants and victims. 450 pages, 6x9, (1894) 1980, 6x9, cloth, index, 450 pp, Cloth, Heritage Books, Inc 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, Inc: (1886)

Seller ID: H1385

ISBN: 0788413856

Condition: 356 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1886), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 356 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 tributaries in the South-west, where settlements first began, to the Monongahela and tributaries, in the North-west, and the inter... View more info

History of Clearfield County, Pennsylvania with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers

By: Lewis Cass Aldrich

Price: $59.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1887)

Seller ID: A1970

ISBN: 0788419706

Condition: 786 pages, (1887), 2001, paper, index, 2 vols., 786 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


786 pages, (1887), 2001, paper, index, 2 vols., 786 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc 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 at first mixed with the newcomers, but soon realized that the latter wanted land as well as furs. The series of struggles that... 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 assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas. He is the editor of A Dose of Frontier Soldiering (Nebraska 1996).Reviewsâ... 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 came the War of 1812 and the formation of the United States Mounted Ranger Battalion, and later the United States Dragoons. 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, Inc: (1907)

Seller ID: A0057

ISBN: 0788400576

Condition: 326 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1907), 2000, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 326 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


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 become major settlements in the Pacific Northwest: Salem, the Dalles, Astoria, Oregon City, and Nisqually on Puget Sound. T... 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 western frontier.The founders of Worthington left a wealth of primary sources, which the McCormicks have mined to tell the... 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: 865231

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 western frontier.The founders of Worthington left a wealth of primary sources, which the McCormicks have mined to tell the... 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.174 pages, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, paperback, Montana Historical Society Press View more info