Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Linda H. Matthews

Middling Folk: Three Seas, Three Centuries, One Scots-Irish Family

Chicago Review Press
Publication date: November 2009
ISBN: 9781569763803
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

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Telling the stories of those who quietly conducted the business and built the livelihoods that made their societies prosper or fail, this account shows how one Scots-Irish American family, the Hammills-millers, wagon makers, and blacksmiths-lived out their lives against the backdrop of the American Revolution, the Civil War, and westward expansion. Spanning three centuries from the shores of Ireland to the Chesapeake Bay Area to the Pacific Northwest, this saga brings to life the early days of the founding of this country through the lens of the middle class. From revolutions, uprisings, and economic booms and busts to owning slaves in the colonial South, these personal encounters through dramatic historical events depict the private dramas-tragic deaths, business successes and failures, love and loss-of the ordinary families who helped shape this country and managed to hold their own through turbulent times.
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