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

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
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the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west
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David McCullough
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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. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures
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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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contains biographical information
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10776049
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DLC
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McCullough, David G
Dewey number
977
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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  • Ohio River Valley
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Large type books
  • HISTORY / United States / 19th Century
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
  • Large type books
  • Pioneers
  • Ohio River Valley
Target audience
adult
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the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west
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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 539-568)
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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
on1097396321
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
573 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865092
Lccn
2019014730
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1097396321
Label
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west, David McCullough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 539-568)
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
on1097396321
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
573 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432865092
Lccn
2019014730
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1097396321

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