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  • Title: William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic
  • Author: Alan Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780679773009
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback

  • William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic By Alan Taylor An innovative work of biography, social history, and literary analysis, this Pulitzer Prize winning book presents the story of two men, William Cooper and his son, the novelist James Fenni Cooper, who embodied the contradictions that divided America in the early years of the Republic Taylor shows how Americans resolved their revolution through the creation of new sociAn innovative work of biography, social history, and literary analysis, this Pulitzer Prize winning book presents the story of two men, William Cooper and his son, the novelist James Fenni Cooper, who embodied the contradictions that divided America in the early years of the Republic Taylor shows how Americans resolved their revolution through the creation of new social forms and new stories that evolved with the expansion of our frontier of photos.
    Alan Taylor
    Alan Shaw Taylor is a historian specializing in early American history He is the author of a number of books about colonial America, the American Revolution, and the Early American Republic He has won a Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for his work.Taylor graduated from Colby College, in Waterville, Maine, in 1977 and earned his Ph.D from Brandeis University in 1986 Currently a professor of history at the University of California, Davis, he will join the faculty of the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia in 2014.

    William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic By Alan Taylor

    Commentaires:

    Manray9
    William Cooper s Town certainly deserved recognition with the 1996 Pulitzer Prize It is an intriguing look at the development of a frontier community in the earliest days of the republic The story of parvenu William Cooper s rise and eventual decline from political and social prominence in Upstate New York is well told with keen insight into the fractiousness of early U.S politics James Feni Cooper s first great success in the literary world was a fictionalized account of his father s life While [...]

    Kirsten Mortensen
    What is interesting about this book is that while it is nominally a history, it is interlaced with a delicious helping of literary criticism.The William Cooper of the title is the father of James Feni Cooper, and as Taylor shows, Cooper s novels were than Revolutionary era romances They also romanticized the Cooper family s personal history The Pioneers, in particular, functioned as a retelling of William s life story only with an ending to James Feni s liking than what happened in real life.I [...]

    John
    This is a really great work of history very well crafted Taylor blends literary analysis and social history and biography to examine in detail the changes that occurred in American society in the early republic period William Cooper, a relatively uneducated wheelwright, took advantage of the changes brought by the Revolution to reinvent himself as a great proprietor landholder He tried his best to assume a new position among the genteel elite He and the other elites believed that the Revolution [...]

    Jeffrey David
    Immeditaley, following the War for Independence and the Constitution, the U.S was a very unstable place both politically and econmically Anyone who thought that free land meant freedom was mistaken 9at leat that s what I got out of this book Taylor teaches at UC Davis and I ve caught many of his lectures He is very wise to a forgotten p eriod of AMerican history, the highly contentions 1790 political battles This book documents politics on the Amreican forntier in upstate New York, as William Co [...]

    Zachary Bennett
    A beautiful book Taylor doesn t make much of a new argument in this book, rather illustrates the myriad changes wrought by the Revolution by following the life of NY land speculator William Cooper As a young man, WC embodies the mobility afforded to white men by the Revolution, as he emerges from modest origins to get enough money to speculate in land in upstate NY, recently taken from the Iroquois WC tries to makes himself a gentleman in the fashion of the colonial order by educating himself On [...]

    Zack Pecenak
    This book might be the most interesting book I have read The way Taylor combines a biography, regional national history, and a literary criticism of one of America s premier authors is stunning I found myself flipping page to page as each brought a different aspect of the story.It is a great insight into how the American frontier was formed and transformed, transforming it s people and politics It is amazing how this book can have enough data to be a textbook but read like a novel.I wish there w [...]

    Meghan
    Read for American history class with that prof with the big red nose

    Josh Maddox
    By treating William Cooper s career and his son s most powerful novel as parts of a whole, William Cooper s Town is a hybrid of three usually distinct genres biography, social history, and literary analysis First, it is a biography of Judge William Cooper Second, this book is a social history a community study of Cooperstown, New York Third, I reassess the production and meanings of The Pioneers As Alan Taylor explains in his introduction, William Cooper s Town is a very atypical history book In [...]

    Jonathan
    An impressive accomplishment It s too heavy on blow by blow political history for my taste, but it certainly does what it tries to do historically Yet I don t entirely buy into the personal story.Alan Taylor describes how William Cooper father of novelist James Feni Cooper rose from poor wheelwright to New York land magnate after the Revolution thanks to a long series of fraudulent land deals how he became an influential but awkward local community leader in the frontier town he built to bear hi [...]

    Gwynneth
    It should come as no surprise that disreputable real estate deals and land brokers have not changed all that much since the 18th century The fashions may be different, but the fast and loose rules are relatively the same Taylor documents the rise of William Cooper from poverty to genteel landlord and political office holder This was accomplished by combining aspects of social climbing with sketchy land title grabs and political intrigue aka special interest lobbying If there is one point that ca [...]

    Steven
    Essential for understanding James Feni Cooper s novel, The Pioneers 1823 but importantly, essential for understanding post revolutionary America the frontier tenacity of settlers the self making potential of the ambitious the erratic speculation of land the humbling of the Federalists and the subsequent empowering of the populists Taylor takes us to the brink of a new industrial era and, on the way, shows how the wealthy, genteel patrician the emblem of money and power in one supposedly enlight [...]

    Margaret Sankey
    Fantastic history of the two generation rise and fall of would be patriarch William Cooper and his dubiously gained Otsego Patent in New York rising from marginal society thanks to a Revolution he didn t participate in, land chicanery, maple sugar and land development schemes, self education and a failed attempt to get big city elite to pay him deference, misjudged Federalist politics in 1800 and ultimately the squandering of potential by spoiled heirs raised in privilege and frontier luxury whe [...]

    Lindsay
    As history books and I love history go this one is pretty darn interesting It s not as all absorbing as some fiction work, but the people in the story come alive and Taylor does a great job of showing you their whole characters, flaws and all For anyone who is from or has visited upstate New York, it s a fascinating read about the roots of this town and how different it was back then Not the fastest or easiest of history books to read, but if you are in the mood for a longer, challenging tale, [...]

    Abby
    2.0 2.5I feel like this would have been much enjoyable to me if it had been an article in the New Yorker I just didn t think the subject matter was interesting enough to warrant 425 pages I don t really care to know the minutae of late 18th century real estate dealings in Western New York If that kind of thing interests you, this book is a great choice It is very well written and scholarly, I just didn t find the topic interesting enough to hold my interest More a personal preference than anyth [...]

    Scott Cox
    There s to Cooper s Town, New York than the Baseball Hall of Fame This Pulitzer Prize winning book discusses the struggles of early settlers in the northeastern United States It is a story that highlights the lives of author James Feni Cooper Last of the Mohicans and his father, William Cooper This was an interesting and educational read.

    Vam Norrison
    I picked this up after reading Taylor s American Colonies and James Feni Cooper s Pioneers in school The depth of Taylor s research and his ability to navigate between real events and their fictions make this book rewarding This is a wonderful companion to The Pioneers and a great model for history research and writing.

    Lauren Hopkins
    Reads like a novel I love the literary analysis when Taylor attempts to connect his biography of William Cooper to James Feni Cooper s novel, The Pioneers Very unique and very telling in terms of the relationship between this father and son Also just a great historical analysis of early America.

    George
    Reads like a Greek tragedy The rise and fall of land speculator and politician William Cooper, the father of the novelist James Feni Cooper A fascinating picture of American life in the late 18th and early 19th century.

    Judy
    I got to page 84 and decided it wasn t interesting enough to finish It read like a history book than a Pulitzer Prize winner Maybe my expectations were too high and I expected something easier to read like Champlain s Dream.

    Roy White
    Taylor is an exemplary historian, combining human empathy with context and erudition Here is a sort of review lippenheimer.wordpress 201

    Christina
    This was a fantastic read

    Johanna
    Only vaguely interesting as I had just moved to Cooperstown when I read it All in all a very difficult book to get into though.

    Tom O"meara
    Impressive research Idea that Cooper was not murdered

    AskHistorians
    Fascinating study of William Cooper and his son, James Feni Cooper and of the dramatic social cultural changes that they witnessed.

    Martha Duke
    Bought this book because I thought I should Tried to plod through it Didn t get very far.

    John
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    Wisteria Leigh
    2009 Winter,Pulitzer Prize,American history,late 1700s,Cooperstown,William Cooper,biographical,narrative,James Feni Cooper,The Pioneers,gentility

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