Daily Life On The Old Colonial Frontier

Hardcover | October 1, 2002

byJames M. Volo, Dorothy Denneen Volo

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The frontier region was the interface between the American wilderness and European-style civilization. To the Europeans, the frontier teemed with undomesticated and unfamiliar beasts. Even its indigenous peoples seemed perplexing, uninhibited, and violent. The frontier wasn't just a place, but a process, too. It was a hazy line between colliding cultures, and a volatile region in which those cultures interacted. This volume explores the frontier, explorers, traders, missionaries, colonists, and native peoples that came into contact. Everyday life is presented with all of its difficulties-the trading, trapping, and farming, not to mention the chronic threat of violence. Examining the period from the perspective of both Europeans and Native Americans, this book features over 40 illustrations, photographs, and maps, making it the perfect source for anyone interested in how people lived on the old colonial frontier.

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The frontier region was the interface between the American wilderness and European-style civilization. To the Europeans, the frontier teemed with undomesticated and unfamiliar beasts. Even its indigenous peoples seemed perplexing, uninhibited, and violent. The frontier wasn't just a place, but a process, too. It was a hazy line between...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.48 × 6.46 × 1.25 inPublished:October 1, 2002Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031331103X

ISBN - 13:9780313311031

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?Daily Life on the Colonial Frontier is a must-read for anyone getting started in reenacting from that time period and wants to be fully aware of the knowledge that an ordinary citizen would have during that time. Gaining the knowledge from this book should make for an easier interpretation on the interested public.??Smoke and Fire News