William Cooper's town: power and persuasion on the frontier of the early American republic

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A.A. Knopf, Sep 26, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 549 pages
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rize-winning story of a frontier village in the early American Republic. With 16 pages of photographs, 7 maps, and 17 tables.

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User Review  - meacoleman - LibraryThing

I absolutely *loved* this book! I read it as part of a library study group. The teacher warned us that this book was "scholarly". I found it to be a well-written and riveting story not only of a cute ... Read full review

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Impressive research. Idea that Cooper was not murdered? Read full review



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Alan Shaw Taylor was born in 1955 in Portland, Maine. He graduated from Colby College in Waterville, Maine in 1977. He went on to earn his PhD. from Brandeis University in 1986. He has become a professor of history at the University of California. He is best known for his contributions to microhistory which he demonstrated in his Pulitzer Prize winning history of William Cooper and the settlement of Cooperstown, New York. In this work, Alan Taylor uses court records, land records, letters and diaries to reconstruct the economic, political and socila history of New England and the settlement of New York. He is also a regular contributor of book reviews and essays to The New Republic. His books include William Cooper's Town: Power & Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history & the Bancroft Prize in American History.

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