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Description - The First West by Edward Watts

This is a collection of American Trans-Appalachian literature from 1776-1860 - an anthology of literary works concerned with or originating in the Trans-Appalachian region from the Declaration of Independence to the onset of the Civil War. The volume brings together 60 selections, which trace historic events in the early westward movement in treaties with native American nations, government ordinances, slave narratives, and pioneer accounts. It also reflects the growth of creative literature in poetry and prose during the same period. Including literary and non-literary writing from such well-known figures as Thomas Jefferson, William Bartram, Margaret Fuller, Black Hawk, and Abraham Lincoln, this volume should challenge students' ideas about the American frontier, the West, and the processes of contact, settlement, community, and class.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195141337
ISBN-10: 0195141334
Format: Paperback
(233mm x 154mm x 43mm)
Pages: 960
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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