Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1962. Third printing. 632pp. Octavo [24 cm] Gray cloth with a red label on the backstrip. Better than very good. Item #2763
"The Old Northwest, geographically the connecting region between the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence system and the Mississippi, and socially the fusion center of population elements from the Northeast, East, South, and Europe, came in time to control the economic and political balance in the Union; traditionally and culturally it developed and maintained, at least until the close of the Civil War, something of an entity. This work presents an outline of the history of the Old Northwest from 1815, the beginning of the 'Great Migration,' to 1840, the date the roughly marks the end of the pioneer period." - from the Preface.