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A vivid new perspective on the settling of the American frontier, by one of our most prominent young historiansA vivid new perspective on the settling of the American frontier, by one of our most prominent young historiansHide synopsis
Description:Good-Used. Book condition is good or better unless otherwise...Good-Used. Book condition is good or better unless otherwise noted. Paperbacks, especially mass market paperbacks, will have spine creasing and may have age toned pages and curled covers. Binding will be intact, no major splits unless otherwise noted. We do our best to describe each book accurately. Any discrepancy between what is described and what is pulled will be noted in an email. If you would like a detailed description beyond what has been provided, please ask.
Description:Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket. Some light dust...Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket. Some light dust speckles on top edge of text block. A tiny bit of wrinkling to top edge of jacket.
Description:As New/As New. 0465089860 388pp including bibliography and...As New/As New. 0465089860 388pp including bibliography and index Voices from the frontier form the core of this book. Letters, journals, newspapers, physician reports, adventure stories, ex-slave testimony, traven and emigration guides are all part of the research.
Description:Very Good in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. viii, 388 pp.,...Very Good in Fine jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. viii, 388 pp., illus., biblio., index; 24 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Remainder mark/tail edge. Stated "First Edition." Fine DJ. "Many have written about the settling of early 19th century America, but until now no one has explored these settlers' self-consciousness about what they were doing, what 'settling' and cultivating the land itself meant. In The Health of the Country, Conevery Valencius shows that assessments of the 'sickliness' or 'health' of land pervade settlers' letters, journals, newspapers, and literature--evidence of the common sense of another time, when land was believed to have intrinsic health characteristics and the human body was understood to be linked in intimate and intricate ways with similar balances in the surrounding world. Valencius focuses her research on the Arkansas and Missouri territories from the time of the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War, capturing the excitement, romanticism, confusion, and anxiety of the frontier experience and revealing how these emotions were bound up with settlers' unique relationships with their land. This is a complex and rewarding book, a beautifully written, fresh account of the gritty details of American expansion, animated by the voices of the settlers themselves. / Conevery Bolton Valencius received her Ph.D. from Harvard. In 2000 she won the prestigious Allan Nevins Prize, awarded by the Society of American Historians for best-written dissertation in American history. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is an assistant professor at Washington University."-Publisher.
Description:Good. The Health of the Country: How American Settlers...Good. The Health of the Country: How American Settlers Understood Themselves and Their Land. This book is in Good condition. Buy with confidence. We ship from multiple location.
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