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The Resource How the West was lost : the transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay, Stephen Aron

How the West was lost : the transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay, Stephen Aron

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How the West was lost : the transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay
Title
How the West was lost
Title remainder
the transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Aron
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Daniel Boone was eighteenth-century America's backwoodsman. Happiest when tracking game, living off the land, and enjoying the crude shelter of the Kentucky forest, Boone spent much of his life in or near Indian country, and the proximity rubbed off; he lived in a borderland, a place where Indian and European cultures collided - yet, also surprisingly, coincided. But this mixed world did not last, thanks in part to Henry Clay, the next-generation Kentuckian who, by the early nineteenth century, had emerged as the new republic's foremost spokesman for commercial and industrial development
  • How the West Was Lost tracks the overlapping conquest, colonization, and consolidation of the trans-Appalachian frontier. Not a story of paradise lost, this is a book about possibilities lost. It focuses on the common ground between Indians and backcountry settlers which was not found, the frontier customs that were perpetuated, the lands that were not distributed equally, the slaves who were not emancipated, the agrarian democracy that was not achieved, the millennium that did not arrive. Seeking to explain why these possibilities were not realized, Stephen Aron shows us what did happen in Kentucky's passage from Daniel Boone's world to Henry Clay's. He explores who got what and how. In tune with recent work in social history, ethnohistory, and environmental history, How the West Was Lost gives us a fresh perspective on a seminal chapter in the history of the American frontier
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DLC
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Aron, Stephen
Dewey number
976.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F454
LC item number
.A76 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Kentucky
  • Kentucky
Label
How the West was lost : the transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay, Stephen Aron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33947347
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801852961
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95052620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
How the West was lost : the transformation of Kentucky from Daniel Boone to Henry Clay, Stephen Aron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33947347
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 285 pages
Isbn
9780801852961
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95052620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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