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Frontier Living : An Illustrated Guide To Pioneer Life In America

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With more than 200 illustrations by the author.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 213.36 x 281.94 x 15.24mm | 28g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 158574137X
  • 9781585741373
  • 877,649

Review quote

"This is more than an antiquarian's joy because Mr. Tunis tells in his crisp style, with amusing commentary, not only how the frontiersmen lived but why, and that is the essence of social history".-- The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

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Frontier Living brings to light every significant aspect of daily life on the American frontier, with vivid text and more than 200 wonderful drawings. Immerse yourself in the character and culture of the men and women who stood at the harsh cutting-edge of our civilization: their dwellings, clothing, food, furniture, household articles; their hunting, farming, schooling, transportation, government; their amusements, superstitions, and religion.In Frontier Living the reader finds the forest frontiersman in his log cabin, the ranchero in his casa, the sodbuster in his prairie sod house. Here is the keel-boatman, the cotton farmer, the fur trader, the mountain man, the forty-niner, the cowhand - each helping to shape a new and distinctive way from untamed country. The flintlock gun, the Kentucky rifle, the freight and Conestoga wagons, the stagecoach, the Ohio flatboat, the first steamboat and steam railroad, are all reconstructed here in exact detail.This informative, authentic re-creation of the American frontier, seen in relation to its historic perspective, offers a major contribution toward an understanding of the American character. (8 1/2 X 11, 168 pages, maps, illustrations)show more

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