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Author Jackson, Brenda K.
Title Domesticating the West : the re-creation of the nineteenth-century American middle class / Brenda K. Jackson.
Imprint Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2005]

Author Jackson, Brenda K.
Series Women in the West.
Women in the West.
Subject Tannatt, Thomas, 1833-1913.
Tannatt, Elizabeth F. (Elizabeth Forster), 1837-1920.
Pioneers -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Middle class -- West (U.S.) -- Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life -- West (U.S.)
Community life -- West (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
West (U.S.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -- History -- 19th century.
Inland Empire (Pacific Northwest) -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 180 pages) : illustrations, 1 map.
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-171) and index.
Contents The early years, 1833-1861 -- The Civil War, 1861-1864 -- The aftermath of war, 1864-1876 -- Henry Villard and transportation in the Pacific Northwest, 1876-1882 -- Inland Empire "pioneers," 1880-1890 -- Retirement and reflections on the past, 1890-1920.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Summary "In 1881 Thomas and Elizabeth Tannatt said a final good-bye to Massachusetts and the eastern seaboard and set out in search not of land but of opportunities for social and political advancement. Facing severe limitations to their goals in the depressed and disheveled postwar East, the Tannatts went west to Walla Walla, Washington Territory, to pursue their dreams of influence and status." "Domesticating the West examines the motivations of late nineteenth-century middle-class migrants who moved west to build communities and establish themselves as leaders. The West offered new opportunities for solidly middle-class eastern families who endured hardship, uncertainty, and displacement during the Civil War, and who struggled to carve out meaningful social space in the war's aftermath. Brenda K. Jackson places the Tannatts at the center of this movement and demonstrates how gender, class, and place affected the new migrants' abilities to integrate into their new communities. She also shows how easterners redefined themselves as leaders of a new, moral western environment through volunteerism and political participation. While many studies of westward expansion focus exclusively on the earliest pioneers, Jackson adroitly shows how later arrivals shaped the social, economic, and cultural growth of the nation."--Jacket.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 080325105X (electronic bk.)
9780803251052 (electronic bk.)
9780803226029 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0803226020 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780803226029
OCLC # 61600367
Additional Format Print version: Jackson, Brenda K. Domesticating the West. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005 0803226020 (DLC) 2005009944 (OCoLC)59712244

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