Nathan Boone and the American Frontier (Missouri Biography Series)

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780826213181: Nathan Boone and the American Frontier (Missouri Biography Series)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Celebrated as one of America's frontier heroes, Daniel Boone left a legacy that made the Boone name almost synonymous with frontier settlement. Nathan Boone, the youngest of Daniel's sons, played a vital role in American pioneering, following in much the same steps as his famous father. In Nathan Boone and the American Frontier, R. Douglas Hurt presents for the first time the life of this important frontiersman.

Based on primary collections, newspaper articles, government documents, and secondary sources, this well-crafted biography begins with Nathan's childhood in present-day Kentucky and Virginia and then follows his family's move to Missouri. Hurt traces Boone's early activities as a hunter, trapper, and surveyor, as well as his leadership of a company of rangers during the War of 1812. After the war, Boone returned to survey work. In 1831, he organized another company of rangers for the Black Hawk War and returned to military life, making it his career. The remainder of the book recounts Boone's activities with the army in Iowa and the Indian Territory, where he was the first Boone to gain notice outside Missouri or Kentucky. Even today his work is recognized in the form of state parks, buildings, and place-names.

Although Nathan Boone was an important figure, he lived much of his life in the shadow of his father. R. Douglas Hurt, however, makes a strong case for Nathan's contribution to the larger context of life in the American backcountry, especially the execution of military and Indian policy and the settlement of the frontier.

By recognizing the significant role that Nathan Boone played, Nathan Boone and the American Frontier also provides the recognition due the many unheralded frontiersmen who helped settle the West. Anyone with an interest in the history of Missouri, the frontier, or the Boone name will find this book informative and compelling.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Although Nathan Boone followed in his father Daniel Boone's footsteps as a pioneer, soldier, hunter, and family man, his exploits were less dramatic and less well known. Nevertheless, Nathan Boone was an important figure on the American frontier and was the first Boone to achieve recognition outside Kentucky and Missouri. His service in the army included keeping the peace among native tribes and white settlers. Even more interesting are author R. Douglas Hurt's descriptions of what family life was like in those years. Boone was predominantly a trapper, who was seldom home but whose visits were vividly recalled by his 14 children. (Interestingly, their fond memories didn't prevent them from fighting with their mother over his will.) From the few existing records of Boone's history, Hurt has pieced together an extraordinarily realistic portrait of a frontiersman.

About the Author:

R. Douglas Hurt is Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Agricultural History and Rural Studies at Iowa State University in Ames. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including African American Life in the Rural South, 1900-1950 and Agriculture and Slavery in Missouri's Little Dixie.

The Missouri Biography Series, edited by William E. Foley

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Hurt, R. Douglas
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780826213181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

R. Douglas Hurt
Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0826213189

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

R. Douglas Hurt
Published by University of Missouri Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Missouri Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. illustrated Edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. Celebrated as one of America s frontier heroes, Daniel Boone left a legacy that made the Boone name almost synonymous with frontier settlement. Nathan Boone, the youngest of Daniel s sons, played a vital role in American pioneering, following in much the same steps as his famous father. In Nathan Boone and the American Frontier, R. Douglas Hurt presents for the first time the life of this important frontiersman. Based on primary collections, newspaper articles, government documents, and secondary sources, this well-crafted biography begins with Nathan s childhood in present-day Kentucky and Virginia and then follows his family s move to Missouri. Hurt traces Boone s early activities as a hunter, trapper, and surveyor, as well as his leadership of a company of rangers during the War of 1812. After the war, Boone returned to survey work. In 1831, he organized another company of rangers for the Black Hawk War and returned to military life, making it his career. The remainder of the book recounts Boone s activities with the army in Iowa and the Indian Territory, where he was the first Boone to gain notice outside Missouri or Kentucky. Even today his work is recognized in the form of state parks, buildings, and place-names. Although Nathan Boone was an important figure, he lived much of his life in the shadow of his father. R. Douglas Hurt, however, makes a strong case for Nathan s contribution to the larger context of life in the American backcountry, especially the execution of military and Indian policy and the settlement of the frontier. By recognizing the significant role that Nathan Boone played, Nathan Boone and the American Frontier also provides the recognition due the many unheralded frontiersmen who helped settle the West. Anyone with an interest in the history of Missouri, the frontier, or the Boone name will find this book informative and compelling. Seller Inventory # BTE9780826213181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 27.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hurt, R. D
Published by Univ of Missouri Press
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Univ of Missouri Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Softcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2655332

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

R. Douglas Hurt
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Seller Inventory # 97808262131810000000

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.39
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

R. Douglas Hurt
Published by University of Missouri Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Missouri Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. illustrated Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Celebrated as one of America s frontier heroes, Daniel Boone left a legacy that made the Boone name almost synonymous with frontier settlement. Nathan Boone, the youngest of Daniel s sons, played a vital role in American pioneering, following in much the same steps as his famous father. In Nathan Boone and the American Frontier, R. Douglas Hurt presents for the first time the life of this important frontiersman. Based on primary collections, newspaper articles, government documents, and secondary sources, this well-crafted biography begins with Nathan s childhood in present-day Kentucky and Virginia and then follows his family s move to Missouri. Hurt traces Boone s early activities as a hunter, trapper, and surveyor, as well as his leadership of a company of rangers during the War of 1812. After the war, Boone returned to survey work. In 1831, he organized another company of rangers for the Black Hawk War and returned to military life, making it his career. The remainder of the book recounts Boone s activities with the army in Iowa and the Indian Territory, where he was the first Boone to gain notice outside Missouri or Kentucky. Even today his work is recognized in the form of state parks, buildings, and place-names. Although Nathan Boone was an important figure, he lived much of his life in the shadow of his father. R. Douglas Hurt, however, makes a strong case for Nathan s contribution to the larger context of life in the American backcountry, especially the execution of military and Indian policy and the settlement of the frontier. By recognizing the significant role that Nathan Boone played, Nathan Boone and the American Frontier also provides the recognition due the many unheralded frontiersmen who helped settle the West. Anyone with an interest in the history of Missouri, the frontier, or the Boone name will find this book informative and compelling. Seller Inventory # FLT9780826213181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

R. Douglas Hurt
Published by University of Missouri Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Missouri Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. illustrated Edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. Celebrated as one of America s frontier heroes, Daniel Boone left a legacy that made the Boone name almost synonymous with frontier settlement. Nathan Boone, the youngest of Daniel s sons, played a vital role in American pioneering, following in much the same steps as his famous father. In Nathan Boone and the American Frontier, R. Douglas Hurt presents for the first time the life of this important frontiersman. Based on primary collections, newspaper articles, government documents, and secondary sources, this well-crafted biography begins with Nathan s childhood in present-day Kentucky and Virginia and then follows his family s move to Missouri. Hurt traces Boone s early activities as a hunter, trapper, and surveyor, as well as his leadership of a company of rangers during the War of 1812. After the war, Boone returned to survey work. In 1831, he organized another company of rangers for the Black Hawk War and returned to military life, making it his career. The remainder of the book recounts Boone s activities with the army in Iowa and the Indian Territory, where he was the first Boone to gain notice outside Missouri or Kentucky. Even today his work is recognized in the form of state parks, buildings, and place-names. Although Nathan Boone was an important figure, he lived much of his life in the shadow of his father. R. Douglas Hurt, however, makes a strong case for Nathan s contribution to the larger context of life in the American backcountry, especially the execution of military and Indian policy and the settlement of the frontier. By recognizing the significant role that Nathan Boone played, Nathan Boone and the American Frontier also provides the recognition due the many unheralded frontiersmen who helped settle the West. Anyone with an interest in the history of Missouri, the frontier, or the Boone name will find this book informative and compelling. Seller Inventory # FLT9780826213181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

R. Douglas Hurt
Published by University of Missouri (2000)
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Missouri, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0826213189

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 33.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hurt, R. Douglas
Published by University of Missouri
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Missouri. Condition: New. Paperback. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0826213189

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Hurt, R. Douglas
Published by University of Missouri Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0826213189 ISBN 13: 9780826213181
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Missouri Press, 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CE-9780826213181

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book