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The Winning of the West, Volume 1 From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1769-1776   By: (1858-1919)

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The Winning of the West, Volume 1 From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1769-1776 by Theodore Roosevelt is a detailed account of the early American frontier expansion during the late 18th century. Roosevelt's writing is thorough and engaging, providing readers with a comprehensive look at the struggles and triumphs of the early settlers as they pushed westward.

This book immerses readers in the rugged landscape of the frontier, painting a vivid picture of the challenges faced by those who sought to tame the wilderness. Roosevelt's prose is descriptive and engaging, drawing readers into the story of the early American pioneers as they navigated unknown territory and built a new life for themselves.

One of the strengths of this book is its focus on the individual stories of the men and women who played a key role in the westward expansion. Roosevelt brings these historical figures to life, showcasing their bravery, resilience, and determination in the face of adversity. By highlighting the personal stories of these early pioneers, Roosevelt gives readers a deeper understanding of the human experience behind the expansion of the American frontier.

Overall, The Winning of the West, Volume 1 is a compelling and informative read that sheds light on a crucial period in American history. Roosevelt's meticulous research and engaging writing style make this book a must-read for anyone interested in the early days of American frontier life.

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This book is dedicated, with his permission to FRANCIS PARKMAN

To whom Americans who feel a pride in the pioneer history of their country are so greatly indebted

"O strange New World that yit wast never young, Whose youth from thee by gripin' need was wrung, Brown foundlin' o' the woods, whose baby bed Was prowled roun' by the Injun's cracklin' tread, And who grew'st strong thru shifts an' wants an' pains, Nursed by stern men with empires in their brains, Who saw in vision their young Ishmel strain With each hard hand a vassal ocean's mane; Thou skilled by Freedom and by gret events To pitch new states ez Old World men pitch tents. Thou taught by fate to know Jehovah's plan, Thet man's devices can't unmake a man.

Oh, my friends, thank your God, if you have one, that he 'Twixt the Old World and you set the gulf of a sea, Be strong backed, brown handed, upright as your pines, By the scale of a hemisphere shape your designs." LOWELL.


Much of the material on which this work is based is to be found in the archives of the American Government, which date back to 1774, when the first Continental Congress assembled... Continue reading book >>

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