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

By: Watts, Edward and David Rachels (editors)

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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.

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

Author: Watts, Edward and David Rachels (editors)

Categories: History: U.S., Literature, American Indians, US Literature, Old West, Literary Anthologies, Frontier Life, Pioneer Era, American Indian History, History of Literature, Indian Relations & Treaties,

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

ISBN: 0195141334

ISBN 13: 9780195141337

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Book ID: SCW12940

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Nonfiction Non-fiction American History American Intellectual History American Cultural History American Social History Historical Documents Primary Documents Literary History Literature US Literature American Literature Anthology 19th Century Nineteenth,