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1 Hesser, Leon F. The Taming of the Wilderness: Indiana's Transition from Indian Hunting Grounds to Hooser Farmland, 1800 to 1875.
Bloomington, IN: Published by the Author, (2002). First Edition. 
Signed by the Author. Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiv + 249 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: The Taming of the Wilderness describes the process of transforming the flora and fauna of nineteenth century Indiana from Hunting Grounds of Native Americans to commercial agriculture and its supporting industry. The book is in three parts: 1800-1825 - Living with the Wilderness; subsistence living under primitive conditions; 1825-1850 - Bridling the Wilderness; canals and steamboats facilitate trade; and 1850-1875 - A Wilderness Vanquished; railroads dramatically change farming and the environment. A dominant theme portrays the fate of Native Americans who were pushed out of their sacred lands by coercion and brute force so the settlers could remake the landscape to their own liking. The author animates the story with personal experiences of genuine pioneer families. The book reads like a novel. It gives the reader a feeling of having been there and experienced the drudgery as well as the joys of taming the wilderness. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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2 Tri Junior/Senior High School. The Promethian: 1971, Volume Two. Tri Junior/Senior High School.
Straughn, Indiana: Rural Route one,1971. 
Quarto, white boards (hardcover), 144 pp. Near-Fine, with light soiling to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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3 Workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Indiana. Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State. Compiled by workers of the Writers' Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Indiana. American Guide Series. Illustrated.
New York: Oxford University Press, (1947). Sponsored by the Department of Public Relations of Indiana State Teachers College. 
Octavo, green illustrated cloth (hardcover), map illustrated endpapers, xxvi + 548 pp. Fine, in a badly torn, mylar protected dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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4 Young, Marguerite. Angel in the Forest: An Epic of Two Utopias -- A Chronicle of the Experiments by Father George Rapp & Robert Owen in Nineteenth Century America. With an Introduction by Mark Van Doren.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1966). First, thus. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xiii, 331 pp. Very Good+, with slight sunning along tips, in a Near-Fine, mylar protected dust jacket with lightly rubbed edges. From jacket: Father George Rapp, a German mystic, founded the first of these [two Utopian experiments carried on in Indiana early in the nineteenth century]...in 1814. What he wanted to bring about was the New Jerusalem, by the application of Scriptural communism to daily life. When Father Rapp gave up in 1825, he sold the land to Robert Woen, the father of British socialism. Owen created New Harmony, a quite different sort of experiment from Father Rapp's, for New Harmony sought to show the way toward a rational order, a New Moral World. in two years it became a debacle...First published in 1945, and long out of print, Angel in the Forest is a work of careful scholarship. More than that, it is a book written with the zest and wit and lyric beauty that belon to Marguerite Young's unique gift. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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