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Author Perkins, Elizabeth A., 1952-

Title Border life : experience and memory in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley / Elizabeth A. Perkins.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  977 PERK MF12    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 253 p. ; ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Notes Contains interviews conducted by the Rev. John Dabney Shane in the 1840s and 1850s.
Based on the author's dissertation.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-242) and index.
Contents What They Themselves Know -- Views of the Western Country -- Distinctions and Partitions amongst Us -- The Politics of Power -- Indian Times -- App. A. Item List of John D. Shane's "Historical Collections" -- App. B. John D. Shane's Interview with Jane Stevenson, [ca. 1841-1842].
Summary In this original and sensitive ethnography of frontier life, Elizabeth Perkins recovers the rhythms of warfare, subsistence, and cultural encounter that governed existence on the margins of British America. Richly detailed, Border Life captures the intimate perceptive universe of the men and women who colonized Kentucky and southern Ohio during the Revolutionary era.
Other author Shane, John Dabney, 1812-1864.
Subject Frontier and pioneer life -- Ohio River Valley.
Pioneers -- Ohio River Valley -- Interviews.
Land settlement -- Ohio River Valley -- History -- 18th century.
Ohio River Valley -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Ohio River Valley -- Biography.
ISBN 0807824003 (alk. paper)
0807847038 (pbk. : alk. paper)