Pioneer Life in Western Pennsylvania (Paperback)
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Pioneer Life in Western Pennsylvania (Paperback)

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Paperback 251 Pages / Published: 31/12/1968
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A fascinating look at life during pioneer times in western Pennsylvania. Describes the hardship, danger and drudgery of day-to-day life on the frontier. Topics include cabin raising, crop harvests, tanning, weaving, disease, religion, and superstition. Also follows the progression from pioneer life to industrial society.

Pioneer Life in Western Pennsylvania was one of the original books sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh, the Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania, and the Buhl Foundation to mark the founding of the University of Pittsburgh Press. Authors Wright and Corbett describe the country the first settlers discovered, the homes and towns they built, the farm implements and household goods they used, the crops they grew and how their small, isolated communities laid the foundations for the cities and industries we know today

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 9780822960447
Number of pages: 251
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"For the student of Pennsylvania as well as aficionados of pioneer lore..., fascinating."
--Kliatt
"A gem of a book!...written glowingly and imaginatively."--Pittsburgh Press
"People live without underwear, get the 'ager, ' are treated with yarbs (herbs), are bled, use charms for cures, and die. On church days the leaders 'line out' hymns, on court days culprits are flogged." --Mississippi Valley Historical Review

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