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Frontier Merchants: Lionel & Barron Jacobs and the Jewish Pioneers Who Settled the West

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Alongside the cowboys, miners, railroad builders, and soldiers whose role in the settlement of the American West is well known there was another, equally important figure: the pioneer merchant who supplied the rapidly growing towns of the West with manufactured goods. In Taming the West, Jerry Stanley tells the story of Lionel and Barron Jacobs, who in 1867 set out from Ca ...more
Hardcover, 100 pages
Published October 20th 1998 by Knopf Books for Young Readers
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“I’ve learned there’s no such thing as wasted writing or bad writing. All writing leads to better writing.”

Jerry Stanley is the author of several highly praised books for young readers, including Children of the Dust Bowl, winner of the Orbis Pictus Award; I Am an American, an ALA Notable Book; and Hurry Freedom, a National Book Award nominee and winner of the Orbis Pictus Award. He is a former pr
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