Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, c1962.
First edition/first printing in Very Good condition with adhesive stain to upper front flyleaf, penny sized ink blot/scribble and bookplate to front pastedown, else Very Good, in Good dust-jacket with rubbing and extensive chipping, particularly to upper spine.
In Prairie Albion, Charles Boewe tells the story of a small group of English settlers who, in the early 1800s, risked everything to create a new life in the Illinois wilderness. These courageous pioneers braved harsh conditions, hostile Native Americans, and frequent natural disasters to build a thriving community.
Through gripping narrative and vivid detail, Boewe captures the spirit and atmosphere of this unique time in American history. He paints a vivid portrait of the settlers' struggles and triumphs, and of the unique culture and landscape they created. Prairie Albion is a fascinating and compelling account of the birth of American democracy, and of the determined men and women who made it possible.; 8vo; 410 pages.