People of the American frontier : the coming of the American revolution / Walter S. Dunn, Jr.Material type: TextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2005Description: xi, 235 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0275981819 (alk. paper); 9780275981815 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Frontier and pioneer life -- United States | United States -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865 | United States -- Ethnic relations | United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -228) and index.
The Indians -- The French farmers -- The French traders -- Settlers -- The New York traders -- The Pennsylvania traders -- The merchants -- Illinois : farmers, traders, merchants -- Women and home life -- Slaves and indentured servants -- The army -- Conclusion.
Life on the frontier in the decades before the Revolution was extremely difficult and uncertain. It was a world populated by Native Americans, merchants, fur traders, land speculators, soldiers and settlers including women, slaves, and indentured servants. Each of these groups depended on the others in some way, and collectively they formed the patchwork that was life on the frontier. Using a wealth of material culled from primary sources, Dunn paints a vivid picture of a world caught up in the winds of change, a world poised on the edge of revolution.