Nathan Boone and the American Frontierby R. Douglas Hurt
Celebrated as one of America's frontier heroes, Daniel Boone left a legacy that made the Boone name almost synonymous with frontier settlement. Nathan Boone, the youngest of Daniel's sons, played a vital role in American pioneering, following in much the same steps as his famous father. In Nathan Boone and the American Frontier, R. Douglas Hurt presents for the first time the life of this important frontiersman.
"This is an important book. It certainly will be useful to scholars and students of Missouri and southern history. It should be in every major library."Journal of Southern History
"Nathan Boone and the American Frontier is an important contribution to the literature of Missouri history and, in a broader sense, to that of the American frontier and the kind of men who made its development possible."
Missouri Historical Review
"Nathan Boone contributed far more to state and national history than his more famous father ever did. He was highly respected in his time as wilderness guide, soldier, surveyor, land holder and businessman; he was among delegates to Missouri's first constitutional convention. His outstanding skill at communicating effectively with Indians was frequently used by government and the military. R. Douglas Hurt's book shows all this, and a few other things that change our perspective somewhat on a fabled family and an era we tend to romanticize."St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Meet the Author
R. Douglas Hurt is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University in Ames. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including African American Life in the Rural South, 1900-1950 and Agriculture and Slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie.
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