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The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west / David McCullough.

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  • 14 of 17 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brazil PL - Brazil LARGE PRINT 977 M (Text) 38160000437028 Second Floor, Large Print Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola LP 977 MCC (Text) 33118000190465 Adult: Large Print New Checked out 12/06/2019
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver LARGE PRINT 977 MCCULLOUGH (Text) 34304000948996 Adult - Large Print Available -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza LP NF 977 MCC (Text) 840191001366994 Auburn Plaza - New Large Print Available -
Greentown PL - Greentown 977 MCCULLOUGH LARGE PRINT (Text) 75342000088471 Adult Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Greenwood PL - Greenwood LARGE PRINT 977 MCC (Text) 36626104061346 2nd Floor New Adult Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [21097] ISLM F483 .M48 2019b (Text) 00000106751035 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [21097] ISLM F483 .M48 2019b (Text) 00000106751043 Talking Books Large Type Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland LP 977 M133 (Text) 76383000468297 Large Print, A NF Checked out 12/04/2019
Knightstown PL - Knightstown LP 977 McC (Text) 36334000013914 Large Print Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781432865092
  • ISBN: 1432865099
  • Physical Description: 573 pages (large print) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press Large Print, 2019.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 539-568).
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: 1787-1794. The Ohio country -- Forth to the wilderness -- Difficult times -- Havoc -- Part II:1795-1814. A new era commences -- The Burr conspiracy -- Adversities aplenty -- Part III:1815-1863. The cause of learning -- The travelers -- Journey's end.
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As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler's son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent figure in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as trees of a size never imagined, floods, fires, wolves, bears, even an earthquake, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures.
Subject: Ohio River Valley > History > To 1795.
Pioneers > Ohio River Valley > Biography.
Genre: Large type books.

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