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

Paperback | November 1, 1992

byRichard A. BartlettIntroduction byRichard A. Bartlett

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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 broadperspective 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 thenature 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.

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The New Country is about humanity released from restrictions as never before, yet with the knowledge and technological skills of the nineteenth century.

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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 broadperspective stresses the continuity and inevita...

Richard A. Bartlett is at Florida State University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 7.99 × 5.31 × 0.98 inPublished:November 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195020219

ISBN - 13:9780195020212

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The New Country is about humanity released from restrictions as never before, yet with the knowledge and technological skills of the nineteenth century.

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"Bartlett has an excellent eye and pen for the rich human diversity that made up the westward movement....His book charts the story in a way which recapture the thrill without exaggeration or sentimentality. It combines scholarship with imagination, the prose of the West with itspoetry."--The Economist