Beyond the Boundaries: Life and Landscape at the Lake Superior Copper Mines, 1840-1875

Paperback | April 1, 1999

byLarry Lankton

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Spanning the years 1840-1875, Beyond the Boundaries focuses on the settlement of Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, telling the story of reluctant pioneers who attempted to establish a decent measure of comfort, control, and security in what was in many ways a hostile environment. Movingbeyond the technological history of the period found in his previous book Cradle to the Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines (OUP 1991), Lankton here focuses on the people of this region and how the copper mining affected their daily lives. A truly first-rate social history, Beyond the Boundaries will appeal to historians of the frontier and of Michigan and the Great Lakes region, as well as historians of technology, labor, and everyday life.

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Spanning the years 1840-1875, Beyond the Boundaries focuses on the settlement of Upper Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula, telling the story of reluctant pioneers who attempted to establish a decent measure of comfort, control, and security in what was in many ways a hostile environment. Movingbeyond the technological history of the period ...

Larry Lankton is Professor of History at Michigan Technological University. His previous publications include Cradle to Grave: Life, Work, and Death at the Lake Superior Copper Mines (OUP 1991), winner of the 1992 Great Lakes History Prize.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.59 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195132432

ISBN - 13:9780195132434

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Table of Contents

1. Water, Woods, and Winter: A Special Sense of Place2. Heaving Up Jonah: The Travail of Travel3. Settling In: Camps, Communities, Houses, and Hotels4. A Lapful of Apples: Foodways in the Far North5. Keeping House: All the Work of the Family6. Tasks at Hand: Making a Living: Men and Women, Boys and Girls7. Saints and Scholars: Village Churches and Schools8. The Sins of the Body: Maladies, Medicines, and Frontier Physicians9. Ice Carnivals, Camels, and Sunday Trombones: Pioneer Pastimes10. Shattered Hopes and Broken Prospects: Lunatics, Larcenists, and Lives of Woe11. Transformations: A Long-Lived Frontier

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"Larry Lankton's Beyond the Boundaries invites comparison with the best studies of 'everyday life' in similar settings, and with classics such as Rockdale and Amoskeag. It is an impressively researched and gracefully narrated companion-piece to his Cradle to Grave volume."--Robert C. Post,Past President of the Society for the History of Technology