A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West

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Ardent Media, 1985 - History - 280 pages
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This remarkable, innovative book portrays the American experience in microcosm, Gerald McFarland tells the story of U.S. westward expansion through the stories of his own ancestors -- from their arrival in Massachusetts in 1630, through successive generations that moved west, at length reaching the West Coast in 1900.
 

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A scattered people: an American family moves West

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In this well-written volume, McFarland follows the descendants of five colonial families as they meet and marry, sharing "dreams of purity or dreams of plenty'' while slowly but steadily pushing ... Read full review

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McFarland has written a fascinating history of his ancestors' move to the west over generations. He managed to unearth an amazing level of detail about many of their lives. The book provides great ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
3
Chapter
43
Chapter Three
87
Chapter Four
131
Chapter Five
175
Chapter
223
Sources
247
Picture Credits
267
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About the author (1985)

McFarland has also written The "Counterfeit" Man: The True Story of the Boorn-Colvin Murder Case and Mugwumps, Morals, and Politics. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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