Open Library logo
New Feature: You can now embed Open Library books on your website!   Learn More
Last edited by Ted Lienhart
April 23, 2014 | History

The civilization of the Old Northwest 1 edition

Cover of: The civilization of the Old Northwest | Beverley Waugh Bond
Read eBook

Download Options

Prefer the physical book? Check nearby libraries with:

Buy this book

About the Book

The author states in the preface that [his aim] has been to present a composite view of the civilization that arose in the formative period of the Old Northwest, between the first settlement at Marietta in 1788 and the outbreak of the War of 1812. In this quarter of a century the foundations of an American civilization were laid in this region… At the same time an American colonial system was tested in this same area, and so successfully was it adapted to practical needs that the precedents set up in the Old Northwest, along with the distinctive civilization which developed there, were later transplanted into the Trans-Mississippi country.”

Links (outside Open Library)

There is only 1 edition record, so we'll show it here...  •  Add edition?

The civilization of the Old Northwest
a study of political, social, and economic development, 1788-1812
by Beverley W. Bond, Jr.

Published 1934 by The Macmillan Company in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

-The Basis for Civilization
-The Lure of the Western Lands
-Government in the Wilderness
-From Territory to State
-Statehood in Ohio
-Indiana Territory
-Law and Order in Illinois
-The Fiasco in Michigan
-The Conquest of the Indians
-The Distribution of the Land
-Pioneer Agriculture
-Opening up Communication
-The Rise of Trade and Industry
-Cultural and Social Foundations
-Religion and Order
-The American Colonial Policy Vindicated


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
F479 .B69

The Physical Object

ix, 543 p.
Number of pages

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
LC Control Number


Download catalog record: RDF / JSON
April 23, 2014 Edited by Ted Lienhart added description and TOC
April 6, 2012 Edited by ImportBot import new book
January 30, 2010 Edited by WorkBot add more information to works
December 11, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page