[Read] ➯ The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West By David McCullough – Paperless-kitchen.info

[Read] ➯ The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West By David McCullough – Paperless-kitchen.info 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 Primeval Wilderness, While Coping With Such Frontier Realities As Floods, Fires, Wolves And Bears, No Roads Or Bridges, No Guarantees Of Any Sort, All The While Negotiating A Contentious And Sometimes Hostile Relationship With The Native People Like So Many Of McCullough S Subjects, They Let No Obstacle Deter Or Defeat Them. Note I received the ARC of this bookSecondary note this review has been re written after seeing the final dust cover.I liked this book I think McCullough does a unique, interesting take on American history by focusing on one specific town in Ohio as an example of what the west was like at the end of the 1700s and up until the Civil War It was a fascinating read.That said, I didn t have the final dust jacket blurb when I read the ARC I thought it was going to be about the entire northwest territory, and as an Indiana transplant, by the time I got to page 200 of 263 the pages in the ARC don t match up with the hardcover, but it s right after the War of 1812 recap and finally accepted it was really only about Marietta, OH I was incredibly disappointed frustrated and stopped reading My personal perspective was tainted by misplaced expectations This book isn 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 McCullough had written a new book detailing the earliest settlers in Ohio, I knew that his book would be one of the highlights of my summer As with other McCullough books I have read, I was not disappointed I may be a tad biased when I say that no one relates history better than David McCullough He may not be as in depth as some of the other leading history writers today, but what he does, at least in his later years, is take an event and tell the story behind it to bring the historical figures to life As he relates in the acknowledgment section, a few years ago he was invited to be the commencement speaker at Ohio University on the occasion of the school s 200th anniversary While there, McCullough had the privilege of visiting the school s library and discovering the family names Cutler, Putnam, Barker, a 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 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 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 fir

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