Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie / Edition 1

Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie / Edition 1

by John Mack Faragher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300042639

ISBN-13: 9780300042634

Pub. Date: 03/28/1988

Publisher: Yale University Press

The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community, from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War. Drawing on newspapers, account books, and reminiscences, the author of the prizewinning Women and Men on the Overland Trail vividly portrays the lives of the prairie's inhabitants - Indians,…  See more details below

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The fascinating story of the birth and development of a rural American community, from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War. Drawing on newspapers, account books, and reminiscences, the author of the prizewinning Women and Men on the Overland Trail vividly portrays the lives of the prairie's inhabitants - Indians, pioneers, farming men and women - and adds a compelling new chapter to American social history. Winner of the 1986 Society for the History of the Early American Republic Award.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300042634
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1988
Series:
The Lamar Series in Western History
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
285
Sales rank:
433,859
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Mapsix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
Part 1Howling Wilderness
1The Pioneer of Sugar Creek3
2Hunters and Sugar-Makers10
3Defenders of the Manitou18
4A War of Extirpation25
Part 2The Country of Plenty To Eat
5Land-Looker39
6American Tartars44
7Customs of Association53
8With Milk and Honey Flow61
Part 3Lords of the Soil, Tenants of the Hearth
9Totally and Forever Dissolved79
10In Sickness and in Health87
11Raising Hogs and Children96
12She Drained Herself to Give Them Life110
Part 4The Sugar Creek Community
13A Scene to Rouse Their Passions121
14Good Neighborship130
15Open-Country Connexions143
16The Community of Feeling156
Part 5All Is Changed
17It Answers Well for a Village173
18Landlords and Tenants181
19Conservative Change199
20The Remnant of That Pioneer Band216
Conclusion234
Notes239
Index271

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