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Author    Watts, Edward and David Rachels (editors)

Title   The First West: Writing from the American Frontier, 1776-1860

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   No Jacket as Issued

Size   8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Publisher   New York, New York, USA Oxford University Press 2002

ISBN    0195141334 / 9780195141337

Book ID   SCW12940

CF1 - A trade paperback book in very good condition. An unread, tight, clean, ousnd copy in monochrome illustrated yellow wraps with very minor overall shelf wear with some very, very light fading on the spine. A colleciton of late 18th and early 195h century American writing on the "West, the land between the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River. During this period, these types of writings were ubiquitous and reflect the historic events in the early westward movement as well as attitudes to the process. The selection of documents ranges from government documents and treaties through land-promotion schemes, white depictions of natives, native accounts of whites, easterners describing westerners, westerners describing easterners, and literary texts. The authors include Thomas Jefferson, William Bartram, Margaret Fuller, Black Hawk, Caroline Kirkland, Thomas Bangs Thorpe, and Abraham Lincoln. Suggestions for further reading, 944p.

Nonfiction Non-fiction American History American Intellectual History American Cultural History American Social History Historical Documents Primary Documents Literary History Literature US Literature American Literature Anthology 19th Century Nineteenth

Price = 25.00 USD

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