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Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Edition People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850 by Malcolm J. Rohrbough

Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Edition People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850

Part of the A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series


Trans-Appalachian Frontier, Third Edition People, Societies, and Institutions, 1775-1850 by Malcolm J. Rohrbough

The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of these men and women from the first Kentucky settlements to the closing of the frontier. Rohrbough divides his narrative into major time periods designed to establish categories of description and analysis, presenting case studies that focus on the county, the town, the community, and the family, as well as politics and urbanization. He also addresses Spanish, French, and Native American traditions and the anomalous presence of African slaves in the making of this story.


. . . a library would not be complete without this work.Vol. 62.3 July 2009 -- Ginette Aley * University of Southern Indiana * . . .[a] classic that has significantly affected how American frontiers are conceived and how frontiers west of the Appalachian Mountains have been interpreted.July 2009 -- Warren R. Hofstra * Shenanadoah University *

About the Author

Malcolm J. Rohrbough is Professor of History at the University of Iowa and co-editor (with Walter Nugent) of the Indiana University Press series A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier.

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Publication date

9th January 2008


Malcolm J. Rohrbough

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Indiana University Press


696 pages


History of the Americas



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