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

[EPUB] ✼ The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West Author David McCullough –
  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West
  • David McCullough
  • 22 July 2018
  • 9781501168680

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  1. says:

    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. says:

    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 ...

  3. says:

    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...

  4. says:

    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 region was actually a thriving center of Indigenous prosperity and that is exactly why Americans wanted to colonize it Some quotes from just the description and first chapter 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 But in all the immense territory to the northwest of the Ohio River, the territory from which five states were to emerge Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin there was as yet not one permanent legal settlement.A few remote forts had been established and there were hunters, trappers, fur traders, and squatters, th...

  5. says:

    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 1863 McCullough provides a great picture of the movement westward I enjoyed the story of the coonskin library T...

  6. says:

    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 his wonderful stories of American icons such as Truman and John Adams, his main characters are for the most part unknown to us although they live on in state and town history Most of them are men of character as well they lived long lives and they were instrumental in making the Ohio territory a place that people wanted to come to as well as insisting that the Ohio territory would be a place where slaves were not allowed Of course, as in all of American history, the people who were already settlers there, the native Americans, lost out as European Americans started their first push west McCullough also is able to cover the immense changes in the lifetimes of these first settlers as they go from using sailboats to the first steam boats that made transportation easier The descriptions of what this part of America looked like to these first European American settlers with huge ol...

  7. says:

    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 c...

  8. says:

    Unfortunately, especially in this day and age, people want their beliefs and their political messages rhetoric justified in every book they read or don t read for that matter The reviews ratings for this book will surely reflect that, since revisiting well known early Americans and their roles in Native American treatment and slavery are hot topics today Westward expansion hits on both topics.McCullough has never pandered to this political crowd on either side , and this book is no different Anyone who reads his books knows that he is always interested in telling stories of people, not political movements or complete histories of larger movements e.g western expansion So this is not a complete telling of westward expansion This book tells stories about people worth telling stories about McCullough s...

  9. says:

    Objectively this is a good book but it disappointed me Since it did disappoint me I should be giving it two stars instead of three but my disappointment might be somewhat unfair and subjective so I give it three in recognition of my failings and not the author s When this book s publication was being promoted it caught my immediate attention McCullough is certainly no lightweight historian and the subject of the Northwest Territory and its early settlers was an intriguing subject I read Allan Eckert s bookFrontiersmen last year and was quite taken by that book and its scope, detail, and exciting story I fully expected somebody like McCullough to replicate if not surpass Eckert s considerable achievement That was not to be and therein lies my disappointment I would imagine that had I never read the Eckert book my appreciation for this book would be different but then again maybe not.McCullough s book was promoted as a history of the pioneers that settled the Northwest Territory in the late 18th century into the early 19th The time span for this book is 1787 to 1...

  10. says:

    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 ...

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