History: The Pioneers

Welcome back everyone. Please join us as we read The Pioneers by David McCullough (available via the registration form for $15). The subtitle of this book is – The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West. The book focuses on The Northwest Ordinance with its three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, free universal education, and most importantly, the prohibition of slavery. He tells us the story through the diaries and letters of five major characters. They created a town from the wilderness while coping with floods, fires, wolves, bears, earthquakes and the Native Americans. My main question will be – What is the American Ideal?  Hope to see you there.

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