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As New England pioneers came to the Northwest Territory, they cleared the forests for their crops and livestock and also sought to transform the social landscape for the cultivation of their own moral values, political beliefs, and cultural institutions. Taking Michigan as a case study, Schwartz explains how settlers employed both legal tactics and moral suasion to impose their vision of a civilized society. He concludes, however, that although efforts to transform the physical and social landscape of the Northwest Terrioty generally succeeded, Michigan's settlers did not transplant Yankee…mehr

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As New England pioneers came to the Northwest Territory, they cleared the forests for their crops and livestock and also sought to transform the social landscape for the cultivation of their own moral values, political beliefs, and cultural institutions. Taking Michigan as a case study, Schwartz explains how settlers employed both legal tactics and moral suasion to impose their vision of a civilized society. He concludes, however, that although efforts to transform the physical and social landscape of the Northwest Terrioty generally succeeded, Michigan's settlers did not transplant Yankee institutions intact but rather blended New England and the frontier to create a hybrid society.
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James Schwartz