The Homestead Act of 1862: A Primary Source History of the Settlement of the American Heartland in the Late 19th Century
Using primary source documents such as congressional papers, newspaper articles, letters, advertisements, and photographs, this book traces the movements of homesteaders into unsettled territories. It then looks at the development of those territories into states. With lively language and engaging images, this book provides powerful insight into the way the homesteaders lived and worked.
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