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The Resource Our family dreams : the Fletchers' adventures in nineteenth-century America, Daniel B. Smith

Our family dreams : the Fletchers' adventures in nineteenth-century America, Daniel B. Smith

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Our family dreams : the Fletchers' adventures in nineteenth-century America
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Our family dreams
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Daniel B. Smith
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eng
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"In the early years after the Revolution, Americans were on the move, seeking to establish a new way of life. And, more than the church or the school or the courthouse, it was the family that nurtured the American Dream. In this novel-like narrative, Daniel Blake Smith vividly brings to life the Fletchers, a family of loving, ambitious, at times insecure pioneers who scattered across the vast expanse of post-revolutionary America but kept in touch through letters despite their wildly different life paths. On a hard scrabble farm in Vermont, the patriarch, Jesse Fletcher, struggled with debt and depression but managed to educate his children, especially his son Elijah, a Yankee who moved to Virginia, shocked by the horrors of slavery but then seduced by the plantation lifestyle. Another son, Calvin, left at age 17 for Indianapolis to become a self-made lawyer, banker, and a prominent citizen and passionate abolitionist. The grandchildren include Indiana, a women's education activist who donated her home to create Sweet Briar College; black sheep Lucian, who went to California to join in the gold rush; and physician Billy captured as a spy during the Civil War. Through letters and diaries, we find that the Fletchers appear surprisingly similar to us; they dream, fret, fight, and love. Despite numerous heartaches and setbacks, their spirit of enterprise, sacrifice, mobility, and education endures as American values to this day"--
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Our family dreams
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Through letters and diaries, a novel-like narrative brings to life the Fletchers, a 19th-century family who, seeking a new life and nurturing the American dream, scattered across the vast expanses of post-revolutionary America where they always kept in touch despite their wildly different life paths
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collective biography
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5092/2
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no index present
LC call number
CT274.F593
LC item number
S65 2016
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non fiction
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Our family dreams : the Fletchers' adventures in nineteenth-century America, Daniel B. Smith
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Our family dreams : the Fletchers' adventures in nineteenth-century America, Daniel B. Smith
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Contents
Beginnings -- Heading West -- Settling In -- "The Best Fortune We Can Give Our Children" -- Public Life -- Calamities -- War and Loyalty -- Legacies
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ocn930462935
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24 cm.
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275 p. :
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9781137279811
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2015028245
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(OCoLC)930462935

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