Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie

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Yale University Press, 1 янв. 1986 г. - Всего страниц: 285

"This is a book for anyone who has ridden down a country road and, hearing the wind whistle through the cornstalks, wondered about the Indians and pioneers who listened to that sound before him."—Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune

Winner of the 1986 Society for the History of the Early American Republic Award

The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War. Drawing on newspapers, account books, and reminiscences, the author of the prize-winning Women and Men on the Overland Trail vividly portrays the lives of the prairie’s inhabitants—Indians, pioneers, farming men and women—and adds a compelling new chapter to American social history.

"Every chapter, almost every page, contains new ideas or throws new light on old ones, by means of a wealth of detail and clarity of though which brings the past alive again."—Hugh Brogan, The Times Literary Supplement

"Here, succinctly set out, is the American prairie experience."—Publishers Weekly


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Faragher examines the settlers of a small section of rural Illinois, the first generation of a midwestern community, in the six decades before the Civil War. My interest in this book stems from my ... Читать весь отзыв

Sugar Creek: life on the Illinois Prairie

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This is a pleasantly written study of rural life in Sangamon County, Abraham Lincoln's neck of the woods. Concentrating on the first half of the 19th century, Faragher skillfully interweaves social ... Читать весь отзыв


The Pioneer of Sugar Creek
Hunters and SugarMakers
Defenders of the Manitou
A War of Extirpation
The Country of Plenty To Eat 5 LandLooker
American Tartars
Customs of Association
With Milk and Honey Flow
Raising Hogs and Children
She Drained Herself to Give Them Life
The Sugar Creek Community
OpenCountry Connexions
The Community of Feeling
It Answers Well for a Village
Conservative Change
The Remnant of That Pioneer Band

Lords of the Soil Tenants of the Hearth
Totally and Forever Dissolved
In Sickness and in Health

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John Mack Faragheris associate professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.

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