The Health Of The Country How American Settlers Understood Themselves And The…

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A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including scuff marks, but no holes or tears. The dust jacket for hard covers may not be included. Binding has minimal wear. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing or tearing, minimal pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions– opens in a new window or tab

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Publication Year: 2002 ISBN:

0465089860

Language: English ISBN10: 0465089860
Format: Hardcover ISBN13: 9780465089864
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Synopsis
An original, thought-provoking book…Those who only have the time or the inclination to read a few books on the period should make every effort to read this one.- “Arkansas Democrat-Gazette” Many have written about the settling of early 19th century America, but until now no one has explored these settlers’ self-consciousness about what they were doing, what “settling” and cultivating the land itself meant. In The Health of the Country, Conevery Valencius shows that assessments of the “sickliness” or “health” of land pervade settlers’ letters, journals, newspapers, and literature–evidence of the common sense of another time, when land was believed to have intrinsic health characteristics and the human body was understood to be linked in intimate and intricate ways with similar balances in the surrounding world. Valencius focuses her research on the Arkansas and Missouri territories from the time of the Louisiana Purchase to the Civil War, capturing the excitement, romanticism, confusion, and anxiety of the frontier experience and revealing how these emotions were bound up with settlers’ unique relationships with their land. This is a complex and rewarding book, a beautifully written, fresh account of the gritty details of American expansion, animated by the voices of the settlers themselves.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0465089860
ISBN-13 9780465089864

Key Details
Author Conevery Bolton Valencius
Number Of Pages 416 pages
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2002-07-31
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
Publication Year 2002

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2002
Illustrated Yes

Dimensions
Weight 432.9 Oz
Width 6.1 In.
Length 9.2 In.

Target Audience
Group Trade

Classification Method
LCCN 2002-004400
LC Classification Number RA792.V354 2002
Dewey Decimal 614.4/2/09767
Dewey Edition 21

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