Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Trans-Appalachian Frontier” as Want to Read:
The Trans-Appalachian Frontier
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Trans-Appalachian Frontier

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  15 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
The first American frontier lay just beyond the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Here, successive groups of pioneers built new societies and developed new institutions to cope with life in the wilderness. In this thorough revision of his classic account, Malcolm J. Rohrbough tells the dramatic story of these men and women from the first Kentucky settlements ...more
Paperback
Published January 31st 1998 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published November 30th 1978)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Trans-Appalachian Frontier, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Trans-Appalachian Frontier

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-45)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
James Thane
May 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nearly thirty-five years after its original publication, Malcolm J. Rohrbough's The Trans-Appalachian Frontier remains the definitive study of the settlement and development of the vast frontier that lay west of the Appalachian Mountains and along the Gulf Coast. Over a span of seventy-five years, beginning with the first small settlements in Kentucky and Tennessee in the middle 1770s, Americans pushed west and south forming new territories and states, stretching from the Appalachians to the fir ...more
Mitzi
Jul 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history
This book is a bit different than other histories of the period I have read, it looks more at the "big picture" rather than focusing on specific events. Very helpful if you are looking to understand how the frontier societies developed over time.
April
Oct 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm re-reading this now. Loved it the first time. Will write a review when I finish.
Mary
rated it really liked it
Sep 22, 2013
Denny
rated it it was amazing
Mar 31, 2011
Gilbert
rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2008
April
rated it really liked it
Jun 17, 2008
Maren
rated it really liked it
May 09, 2014
Jonathan Bice
rated it did not like it
Sep 17, 2018
Timothy
rated it it was amazing
Mar 05, 2018
Amanda
rated it it was ok
May 17, 2012
Michael Block
rated it it was amazing
Jul 28, 2007
Chris
rated it liked it
May 25, 2012
Cora
rated it liked it
Jan 26, 2014
William Kerrigan
rated it liked it
Dec 26, 2012
Jodi
marked it as to-read
Aug 15, 2009
Alex
marked it as to-read
Oct 17, 2009
Susan
marked it as to-read
May 31, 2012
Jason Sprague
marked it as to-read
May 21, 2014
Sheryl Olszewski
marked it as to-read
Jan 19, 2015
Jake
marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2015
De
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2017
Meghan
marked it as to-read
Jun 24, 2018
Gary
marked it as to-read
Jul 03, 2018
Josh
added it
Aug 03, 2011
Kara
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2016
C Hrbal
marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2013
Vern
marked it as to-read
Apr 11, 2013
Diana
marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2014
Sheryl Olszewski
marked it as to-read
Jun 20, 2014
Jean Andrews
marked it as to-read
Sep 09, 2014
Kent
added it
Apr 20, 2015
Kara
marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2016
Rob
marked it as to-read
May 23, 2016
Barb
marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2017
De
marked it as to-read
Jun 30, 2017
Jim Netzband
marked it as to-read
Sep 16, 2017
Amy Pauwels
marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2017
Tony
added it
Nov 13, 2017
Jennifer Bradshaw
marked it as to-read
Nov 28, 2017
Sharon Miller
marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2018
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »