The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890

By: Bartlett, Richard A.

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First edition. Fading to jacket spine. 1974 Hard Cover. From borax mule trains to the canoe stop that was Chicago in the 1830s, this book vividly recreated the tale of the westward movement of pioneers into the heartland of North America. With nearly a century separating historian Richard Bartlett from the end of the movement, Bartlett's broad perspective stresses the continuity and inevitability of this greatest element of America's Golden Age. The book focuses on the settlement of the country, the racial and ethnic composition of the people, agriculture, transportation, developments of the land, the growth of towns and cities, and the nature of frontier society as it brilliantly brings to life the frontier experience as lived by millions of Americans. Bartlett concludes that the pioneer's freedom from restrictions in a new country resulted in the unprecedented burst of energy that settled America in some 114 years.

Title: The New Country: A Social History of the American Frontier, 1776-1890

Author: Bartlett, Richard A.

Categories: Old West,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2203688