The Resource The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west, David McCullough, (sound recording)

The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west, David McCullough, (sound recording)

Label
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west
Title
The pioneers
Title remainder
the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west
Statement of responsibility
David McCullough
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story'the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country. As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement. Included in the Northwest Ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. McCullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler's son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, fires, wolves and bears, no roads or bridges, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people. Like so many of McCullough's subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough's signature narrative energy
Cataloging source
MdPfRBL
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McCullough, David G
Dewey number
977
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not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
F483
LC item number
.M48 2019
Literary text for sound recordings
history
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not applicable
PerformerNote
Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd
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  • Lloyd, John Bedford
  • Recorded Books, Inc.+
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  • History
  • Pioneers
  • HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
  • Ohio River Valley
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Label
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west, David McCullough, (sound recording)
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  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508279082
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD44060
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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rbcdDD44060
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The pioneers : the heroic story of the settlers who brought the American ideal west, David McCullough, (sound recording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Compact disc
  • In container (17 cm.)
  • Title from container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 sound discs (10 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508279082
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
DD44060
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
rbcdDD44060
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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