Conflict on the Michigan Frontier: Yankee and Borderline Cultures, 1815-1840

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In the early 19th century, the pioneers who came from New England to the Northwest Territory envisioned themselves taming the wilderness. As they cleared the forests for their crops and livestock, these settlers also sought to transform the social landscape for the cultivation of their own moral values, political beliefs, and cultural institutions. Using Michigan as a case study, James Schwartz explains how settlers employed both legal tactics and moral suasion to impose their vision of a civilized society. Yankees were ...

Conflict on the Michigan Frontier: Yankee and Borderline Cultures, 1815-1840 2009, Northern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780875804002

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