Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie

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Yale University Press, Jan 1, 1988 - History - 280 pages
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The story of the birth and development of a rural American community from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War. Drawing on newspapers, account books, and reminiscences, the author vividly portrays the lives of the prairie’s inhabitants - Indians, pioneers, farming men and women - and adds a compelling new chapter to American social history.
  

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Faragher examines the settlers of a small section of rural Illinois, the first generation of a midwestern community, in the six decades before the Civil War. My interest in this book stems from my ... Read full review

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Another required reading book for a class whose instructor insisted we could learn more about history through the diaries, journals and accounts of "the little people," villagers and farmers, than we ... Read full review

Contents

The Pioneer of Sugar Creek
3
Hunters and SugarMakers
10
Defenders of the Manitou
18
A War of Extirpation
25
The Country of Plenty To Eat 5 LandLooker
39
American Tartars
44
Customs of Association
53
With Milk and Honey Flow
61
Raising Hogs and Children
96
She Drained Herself to Give Them Life
110
The Sugar Creek Community
119
OpenCountry Connexions
143
The Community of Feeling
156
It Answers Well for a Village
173
Conservative Change
199
The Remnant of That Pioneer Band
216

Lords of the Soil Tenants of the Hearth
77
Totally and Forever Dissolved
79
In Sickness and in Health
87
Conclusion
234
Index
271
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About the author (1988)

John Mack Faragher is professor of American history and director of the Howard R. Lamar Center for the Study of Frontiers and Borders at Yale University.

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