The Resource Wilderness at dawn : the settling of the North American continent, Ted Morgan

Wilderness at dawn : the settling of the North American continent, Ted Morgan

Label
Wilderness at dawn : the settling of the North American continent
Title
Wilderness at dawn
Title remainder
the settling of the North American continent
Statement of responsibility
Ted Morgan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the biggest, grandest, most sprawling epic ever told, filled with battles and hardship, courage, determination, daring voyages into the unknown, and eye-opening discoveries..."--BOOK JACKET. "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of FDR, Winston Churchill, and Somerset Maugham, Wilderness At Dawn is the sprawling, roughhouse epic of the unsung heroes, heroines, and rogues who tamed the rugged continent that became our country. Here is a masterpiece of history, research, and storytelling, the panoramic epic of the North American continent and the vast array of characters who thought they could civilize it. Concentrating on those previously ignored by "polite histories" (ordinary settlers, unknown soldiers, scalawags, pioneer women, slaves, and Native Americans), Morgan uses scenes and dialogue from actual letters, journals, and diaries to recreate the odysseys, adventures, human dramas, and inhuman suffering that shaped America."--BOOK JACKET. "Beginning with prehistoric man's first forays across the Bering Land Bridge, Morgan unfurls a rich tapestry of lost civilizations and Indian accomplishments; ambitious explorers, would-be politicians and transplanted Europeans confronting the wilderness; scrappy newborn towns and dandified plantation societies; great river navigations and catastrophic explorations; the bloody Indian wars and the birth of the American revolution. All are here - the triumphs, tragedies, battles and intrigues from the Ice Age when Early Man roamed an empty continent to the achievement of the all-American dream of "Land for Every Man.""--BOOK JACKET. "Morgan takes us into the world of the lost Anasazi people, where inventive Indians built houses of 500 rooms, veritable "cities of stone" tucked among the canyon walls. He takes us into the lives of the Indians of the Southwest where a shipwrecked Spanish explorer named Cabeza de Vaca became an indentured servant (and later medicine man) to a tribe of Indian fishermen. We see the arrival of the first Jews in North America, the harsh hierarchies of the Puritans, the intricacies of the rice planter societies of the early 1700s in Carolina."--BOOK JACKET. "Enriched by Ted Morgan's own visits to most of the sites he describes, enlivened by the actual words of characters such as the circuit-riding minister Charles Woodmason, the freed slave Thomas Jeremiah, the frontiersman Christopher Gist and the plantation manager Eliza Lucas, Wilderness At Dawn is a lively world of rich historical storytelling and adventure."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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1932-
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Morgan, Ted
Dewey number
970
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E45
LC item number
.M67 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Wilderness at dawn : the settling of the North American continent, Ted Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
64424
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-514) and index
Contents
  • IV.
  • The French Frontier
  • Pt. 2.
  • English Footholds.
  • V.
  • The Jamestown Frontier.
  • VI.
  • The Pilgrim Frontier.
  • VII.
  • The Dutch Frontier.
  • Pt. 1.
  • VIII.
  • The Puritan Frontier.
  • IX.
  • Frontiers in Collision
  • Pt. 3.
  • The English Advance and the French Retreat.
  • X.
  • The Manorial Frontier.
  • XI.
  • The Chesapeake Frontier.
  • First Arrivals.
  • XII.
  • The Black Frontier.
  • XIII.
  • The Salzburger Frontier.
  • XIV.
  • The Quaker Frontier.
  • XV.
  • The Hinterland in 1750.
  • XVI.
  • The Frontier in 1750.
  • I.
  • XVII.
  • The French Departure
  • Pt. 4.
  • America for the Americans.
  • XVIII.
  • Stars to the Flag.
  • XIX.
  • The Land Hunger.
  • XX.
  • The Ohio Company.
  • The First Fifteen Thousand Years.
  • XXI.
  • The Creeks Fight Back.
  • XXII.
  • The Struggle for Statehood.
  • XXIII.
  • The Land Operation.
  • XXIV.
  • The Young Nation
  • II.
  • The Exploration Fever.
  • III.
  • The Spanish Presence.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
541 p.
Isbn
9780671690885
Lccn
93002628
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM27725735
  • CARL027725735
Label
Wilderness at dawn : the settling of the North American continent, Ted Morgan
Publication
Note
64424
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 497-514) and index
Contents
  • IV.
  • The French Frontier
  • Pt. 2.
  • English Footholds.
  • V.
  • The Jamestown Frontier.
  • VI.
  • The Pilgrim Frontier.
  • VII.
  • The Dutch Frontier.
  • Pt. 1.
  • VIII.
  • The Puritan Frontier.
  • IX.
  • Frontiers in Collision
  • Pt. 3.
  • The English Advance and the French Retreat.
  • X.
  • The Manorial Frontier.
  • XI.
  • The Chesapeake Frontier.
  • First Arrivals.
  • XII.
  • The Black Frontier.
  • XIII.
  • The Salzburger Frontier.
  • XIV.
  • The Quaker Frontier.
  • XV.
  • The Hinterland in 1750.
  • XVI.
  • The Frontier in 1750.
  • I.
  • XVII.
  • The French Departure
  • Pt. 4.
  • America for the Americans.
  • XVIII.
  • Stars to the Flag.
  • XIX.
  • The Land Hunger.
  • XX.
  • The Ohio Company.
  • The First Fifteen Thousand Years.
  • XXI.
  • The Creeks Fight Back.
  • XXII.
  • The Struggle for Statehood.
  • XXIII.
  • The Land Operation.
  • XXIV.
  • The Young Nation
  • II.
  • The Exploration Fever.
  • III.
  • The Spanish Presence.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
541 p.
Isbn
9780671690885
Lccn
93002628
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • OCM27725735
  • CARL027725735

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