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Such as we were we gave ourselves outright
(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)
To the land vaguely realizing westward,
But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,

Robert Frost, THE GIFT OUTRIGHT

History, despite its wrenching pain,
Cannot be unlived, and if faced
With courage, need not be lived again.

Maya Angelou, Inaugural Poem,

NARRATIVES:

The national narrative is known as “Manifest Destiny.

The personal narrative is called “The American Dream.”

GENEALOGY One of the ways participants can be involved is through sharing their families settling, immigrating and west ward movement.  There are many genealogy websites. I use the New England Historic and Genealogical Society;  the Church of Latter-Day Saints includes a free genealogy program on their website. If you get really into and are ready to pay for data, Ancestry.com is worth checking out. The Allen County Library in Fort Wayne has an excellent collection.  The 9th and Vine Hamilton County and Cincinnati Public Library has a great genealogy section. They hold a beginning genealogy program the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM.

BASIC INFORMATION

United States territorial acquisitions.

Demographics of the United States (see chart ‘Historical Populations’)

Admission of States to the Union.

U.S. Expansion and Expansionism Maps (dynamic graphics!)

MODERATOR: Frank W. Carpenter, (B.S. MIT ’64; D.Min. Meadville, ’72) is a retired Unitarian Universalist Minister, born in Salem MA and lived there and Bangor, ME, Westminster, VT, Cleveland, OH, Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Wilton, NH,  Newport, RI, and now Cinci.

BEFORE 1492

First Nations

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READS:

Charles C. Mann, 1491.
D’Arcy McNickle, THEY CAME HERE FIRST.
Daniel K Richter, FACING EAST FROM INDIAN COUNTRY.

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