||Daniel Walker Howe is a fine
and historian of ideas.
From the end of the War of 1812 through the first railroads and telegraphs, the Mexican-American War which shifted America's center of gravity to the slaveowning south. Meanwhile, evangelism, temperance (anti-alcohol) and anti-slavery movements stirred up the country.
|If you haven't read it yet, maybe now is a good time, and guess what, it's a best-seller which means Amazon is discounting it big. Accept no substitutes (esp. from anybody named Beck).|
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Tanner was "born on the KY River near or about 1780 and captured by the Shawnee when he was nine years old. He was sold to an Ojobwa family headed by the matriarche Net-no-kwa and raised [in] Minnesota, Michigan, Ontario, and up and down the Red River... married an Indian woman in 1800, returned home to KY in 1817, then rejoined his Ojibwa family the following year and for nearly 3 decades tried unsuccessfully to blend the Ojibwa way of life he'd learned with the ethnic identity into which he was born."
Part of Penguin Nature Library
Winner of Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes.
R.U.L. (DGLSS) HC103.E25 v.4 1968
Series Title: (The Economic history of the United States ; v. 4)
Edited and with an introduction by M.E. Bradford
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R.U.L. S441.T38 1977
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Written against the protective tariff. Forward and editorial additions by F. Thornton Miller. Contains a 2 page bibliography on Taylor and related topics.
A typical sized atlas (11" x 16"); 236 pages.
60 pages of individual state maps, emphasizing geographical features, towns, cities, and counties (no roads); 90 pages of thematic maps with historic, economic, demographic, and other information in text and graphic form; 10 pages of highway maps; 50 pages containing the names of cities, towns, and counties, bodies of water, etc, and where to find them in the atlas; an 8-page general index.
Each state map gives a useful survey of about 1 page of the history and description of the state.
Appears to me to be a good single-volume biography (just over 500 pages), but written in 1952.
Translated by George Lawrence; Edited by J. P. Mayer.
One of the best of the travel accounts of Jacksonian America. Mark Twain said of her writing:
"Mrs. Trollope was so handsomely cursed and reviled by this nation [for] telling the truth... She was painting a state of things which did not disappear at once. ... I remember it.
...She found a 'civilization' here which you, reader, could not have endured; and which you would not have regarded as a civilization at all. [she spoke] in plain terms ... but honest and without malice...
She lived three years in this civilization of ours; in the body of it -- not on the surface of it, as was the case with most of the foreign tourists of her day. She knew her subject well, and she set it forth fairly and squarely, without any weak ifs ands and buts. She deserved gratitude ...
Nearly all the tourists were honest and fair; nearly all felt a sincere kindness for us; nearly all of them glossed us over a little too anxiously ... but Mrs. Trollope, alone of them all, dealt what the gamblers call a strictly 'square game.' She did not gild us; and neither did she whitewash us."
I have the Smalley edition which has a very informative 70 page partial biography of Mrs. Trollope, and the misadventures of the Trollopes in America.
Cited in Niven, Welles.
Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ
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