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Unlike some historical works this book was written with a somewhat narrative style. For those that are history buffs this is must listen to because of the incredible detail and effort the author put into researching and sharing a very tumultuous episode in American history. It is often easy to just think that after the revolutionary war things were calm in North America. However, on the frontier there were many growing pains as countries and strong personalities fought to determine what kind of Country America would become in the wilds of the west. The narrator enunciates even the $5 dollar college words with ease and care. W.B. Ward also uses voice inflection to create even more of a feeling that you're listening to a story being told by the fire from someone who was there to see it all. Even a causal fan of history would thoroughly enjoy this book!!
What did you love best about The Mississippi Territory and the Southwest Frontier, 1795-1817?
The text is written in such a way as to tell a story more than dry history facts.
Who was your favorite character and why?
It was good to hear details about pioneers of America.
Which scene was your favorite?
There were no real "scenes" as this is a textbook. All information was interesting.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
As a Christian, I was intrigued by the arrest of the Baptist preacher.
Any additional comments?
I wish I could purchase the printed copy of this text so I could see maps and tables. Thank you for an interesting narrative of America's early history.