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Seed Time On the Cumberland

Seed Time On the Cumberland

(1960)
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Harriette Arnow's roots ran deep into the Cumberland River country of Kentucky and Tennessee, and out of her closeness to that land and its people comes this remarkable history. The first of two companion volumes, Seedtime on the Cumberland captures the triumphs and tragedies of everyday life on the frontier, a place where the land both promised and demanded much. In the years between 1780 and 1803, this part of the country presented tremendous opportunity to those who endeavored to make a new life there. Drawing on an extensive body of primary sources - including family journals, court records, and personal inventories - Arnow paints a stirring portrait of these intrepid people. Like the midden at some ancient archaeological site, these accumulated items become a treasure awaiting the insight and organization of an interpreter. Arnow also draws on a medium she believed in unerringly - oral history, the rich tradition that shaped so much of her own family and regional experience. A classic study of the Old Southwest, Seedtime on the Cumberland documents with stirring perceptiveness the opening of the Appalachian frontier, the intersection of settlers and Native Americans, and the harsh conditions of life in the borderlands.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1983 : USA Hardback
Title: Seedtime on the Cumberland
Author(s): Harriette Simpson Arnow
ISBN: 0-8131-1487-X / 978-0-8131-1487-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
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Paperback Editions

January 1995 : USA Paperback
Title: Seedtime on the Cumberland
Author(s): Harriette Simpson Arnow
ISBN: 0-8032-5926-3 / 978-0-8032-5926-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bison Books
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June 1983 : USA Paperback
Title: Seedtime on the Cumberland
Author(s): Harriette Simpson Arnow
ISBN: 0-8131-0146-8 / 978-0-8131-0146-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ Pr of Kentucky
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Seedtime on the Cumberland
Author(s): Harriette Simpson Arnow
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
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