The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

The Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredi
  • Title: The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
  • Author: David McCullough
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  • Page: 489
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  • The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
    Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United State Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.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 pioneer in American science They and their families created a town in a primeva
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    The Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought The Pioneers is the account not just of one Ohio settlement but of myriad such places across America, where innumerable immigrants as the settlers were known came to make a fresh start in a strange land It is a story as resonant today as ever. The Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought The Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West was an all encompassing story of the pioneers who ventured west to explore and settle the Northwest Territory lying northwest of the Ohio River in the latter part of the eighteenth century and well into the nineteenth century The initial expedition was led by the legendary veteran of the Revolutionary War, General Rufus Putnam. The Pioneers Book by David McCullough Official The Pioneers is the account not just of one Ohio settlement but of myriad such places across America, where innumerable immigrants as the settlers were known came to make a fresh start in a strange land It is a story as resonant today as ever. The Pioneers novel The Pioneers The Heroic Story of the Settlers The Pioneers is the account not just of one Ohio settlement but of myriad such places across America, where innumerable immigrants as the settlers were known came to make a fresh start in a strange land It is a story as resonant today as ever Gerard Helferich The Wall Street Journal The Pioneers novel by Cooper Britannica The Pioneers, in full The Pioneers or, The Sources of the Susquehanna, the first of five novels in the series The Leatherstocking Tales by James Feni Cooper, first published in two volumes in It began the saga of frontiersman Natty Bumppo, also called Leather Stocking.

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  • David McCullough

    David McCullough is a Yale educated, two time recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize Truman John Adams and the National Book Award The Path Between the Seas Mornings on Horseback His many other highly acclaimed works of historical non fiction include The Greater Journey, 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, The Wright Brothers, and The Johnstown Flood He has been honored with the Nation David McCullough is a Yale educated, two time recipient of both the Pulitzer Prize Truman John Adams and the National Book Award The Path Between the Seas Mornings on Horseback His many other highly acclaimed works of historical non fiction include The Greater Journey, 1776, Brave Companions, The Great Bridge, The Wright Brothers, and The Johnstown Flood He has been honored with the National Book Foundation s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the National Humanities Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in addition to many other awards and honors Mr McCullough lives in Boston, Mass

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  • The summer is heating up school is finally out, and for me that means reading a variety of books about Americana and what makes the country a great place to live I have lived in Ohio for nearly twelve years and admittedly know little about the state s history besides the unit my kids study in fourth grade social studies They do have an excellent teacher, but what they study in grammar school barely scratches the surface of Ohio history When I found out that master American storyteller David The [...]


  • 2.5 There were parts I enjoyed, but parts that were flitting all over the place I have been to Marietta, many times Love it there, so it was interesting to see how it was named Also the settling of parts of the country I had never read before Strange to think that when my state, Illinois was admitted into the union in 1818, the total population was only 36,000 Enjoyed the ending parts with John Quincy Adams, that was touching As a cohesive whole though, I found it lacking There were so ma 2.5 Th [...]


  • This book is infuriating The fact that books that are so blatantly offensive towards Indigenous people can still be published in 2019 is disgusting This book ignores decades of scholarship by Native and allied historians of the region in favor of nationalist propaganda Skip this and read Susan Sleeper Smith s book Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest instead, which covers the Ohio River valley in a similar time period and argues that far from being a primeval wilderness, this regio [...]


  • Going into this book with little information, I picked it up based on the merits of David McCullough s earlier books From the start, I was immediately struck by its excessive quantity of detail, the multitude of individuals referred to and that the prose did not flow well I went to Simon Schuster s book website, searching for clarity Pulitzer Prize winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story the settling of the Northwest Territ Going int [...]


  • David McCullough is one of my favorite historians He won two Pulitzer Prizes in 1993 and 2002 for his biographies of Truman and John Adams The book starts out discussing the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, but the majority of the book follows a number of families who settle the North Bank of the Ohio River The book is well writing and researched McCullough provides an excellent description of the Ohio River, forests and mountains of the west The time frame of the book is from 1787 to about 186 Davi [...]


  • David McCullough always writes appealing books and this one read from an eARC provided by Edelweiss does not disappoint I ve always learned from his books but this one was on a subject that I was not at all acquainted with the first American settlements in the Ohio territory I knew that the Ohio territory was the first west that Americans went flocking to but no other details and I even ended up hauling out an atlas so I could figure out where exactly these first pioneers settled Unlike David Mc [...]


  • It s always a treat to have a new David McCullough book In The Pioneers, he tells the story of the early settlers of the Ohio River Valley, from those who first moved to the frontier and broke land to those who created communities and governing bodies While the story he tells is specific, focusing on particular families and the region that is now Marietta, Ohio, it gave me a great sense of the changes and movements of those early years of 19th century America and how they were linked to our It s [...]


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