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United States, 1830-1850; The Nation And Its Sections (History - United States)

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As Crane Brinton wrote in the Christian Science Monitor at the time of its publication, "This is the long-awaited master work of a man who...must certainly figure in any list of great American historians." Turner was interested in the two decades between 1830 and 1850 because he felt they constituted a distinct era in which regional geography played a significant role in t ...more
Library Binding, 602 pages
Published January 28th 1935 by Reprint Services Corp (first published January 1935)
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Aug 09, 2012 Wanda rated it really liked it
It was very interesting, very well sourced, but a bit dry (unless you infuse the bare facts with images from your imagination) and more useful as a reference work than as an entertaining narrative. The level of detail is quite amazing at times.
Take slavery for example: How much was a slave overseer paid? Between $250 and $600 a year plus board and keep. How much did it cost a slave owner to feed a slave? Less than $20 a year for an adult slave. That worked to weekly rations of two pecks of corn
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