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The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West, David McCullough

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The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West
Title
The pioneers
Title remainder
the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West
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David McCullough
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler's son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent figure in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as trees of a size never imagined, floods, fires, wolves, bears, even an earthquake, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough's subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments."--Jacket
Summary
Best-selling author David McCullough chronicles the lesser-known settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers whose community ideals shaped a fledgling America
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Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10776049
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McCullough, David G
Dewey number
  • 977
  • 977.02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
LC call number
F483
LC item number
.M48 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Cutler, Manasseh
  • Cutler, Ephraim
  • Putnam, Rufus
  • Barker, Joseph
  • Hildreth, Samuel P.
  • United States.
  • Putnam, Rufus
  • Hildreth, Samuel P.
  • Cutler, Manasseh
  • Cutler, Ephraim
  • Barker, Joseph
  • Ohio River Valley
  • Ohio River Valley
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Marietta (Ohio)
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Pioneers
  • Ohio
  • Ohio River Valley
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west
Label
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West, David McCullough
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1787-1794. The Ohio country -- Forth to the wilderness -- Difficult times -- Havoc -- Part II: 1795-1814. A new era commences -- The Burr conspiracy -- Adversities aplenty -- Part III: 1815-1863. The cause of learning -- The travelers -- Journey's end
Control code
on1079400726
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
331 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982131661
Lccn
2018057066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029230751
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1079400726
Label
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal West, David McCullough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: 1787-1794. The Ohio country -- Forth to the wilderness -- Difficult times -- Havoc -- Part II: 1795-1814. A new era commences -- The Burr conspiracy -- Adversities aplenty -- Part III: 1815-1863. The cause of learning -- The travelers -- Journey's end
Control code
on1079400726
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
331 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982131661
Lccn
2018057066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029230751
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1079400726

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