The Old Booksmith


Ohio Valley, Old Northwest, & Midwest






Abernethy, Thomas P. Western Lands and the American Revolution. NY: Russell & Russell, 1959.

Alvord, Clarence W. The Illinois Country, 1673-1818. Springfield: Illinois Centennial Commission, 1920.

Alvord, Clarence W (ed). The Illinois-Wabash Company. Chicago: npub, 1915.

Alvord, Clarence W. "Virginia and the West; an Interpretation." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 3 (June 1916). {Old Northwest}

Bailey, Kenneth P. The Ohio Company of Virginia and the Westward Movement, 1748-1792. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark, 1939.

Baldwin, Leland D. The Keelboat Age on Western Waters. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1941.

Barnhart, John D. "Sources of Southern Migration into the Old Northwest." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 22 (June 1935).

Barnhart, John D. & Dorothy L. Riker. Indiana to 1816: the Colonial Period. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1971.

Birk, Russell C. "Shortest Route to the Galena Lead Mines: the Lewiston Road." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 66 (Summer 1973).

Bloom, Alan S. "The Role of the Army in Western Settlement: Josiah Harmar's Command, 1785-1790. Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography 93 (April 1969).

Boewe, Charles. Prairie Albion: an English Settlement in Pioneer Illinois. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1962.

Boggess, Arthur C. The Settlement of Illinois, 1778-1830. Chicago: Heritage Press, 1908.

Brettell, Caroline B. "From Catholics to Presbyterians: French-Canadian Immigrants in Central Illinois." American Presbyterians: Journal of Presbyterian History 63 (Fall 1985).

Buck, Solon J. Illinois in 1818. 2d ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1967.

Buley, R. Carlyle. The Old Northwest: Pioneer Period, 1815-1840. 2v. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1950.

Burnet, Jacob. Notes on the Early Settlement of the North-Western Territory. NY: Arno Press, 1975 (originally published 1847).

Carlson, Theodore L. The Illinois Military Tract: a Study of Land Occupation, Utilization and Tenure. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1951.

Carson, W. Wallace. "Transportation and Traffic on the Ohio and Mississippi before the Steamboat." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 7 (June 1920).

Derleth, August. Vincennes: Portal to the West. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968.

Downes, Randolph C. Frontier Ohio, 1788-1803. Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological & Historical Society, 1935.

Durbin, Richard D. & Elizabeth Durbin. "Wisconsin's Old Military Road: Its Genesis and Construction." Wisconsin Magazine of History 68 (Autumn 1984).

Ekberg, Carl J. French Roots in the Illinois Country: the Mississippi Frontier in Colonial Times. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Evans, Paul D. The Holland Land Company. Buffalo, NY: Buffalo Historical Society, 1924.

Fatout, Paul. Indiana Canals. West Lafayette, IN: Purdue University Studies, 1972.

Faragher, John Mack. Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.

Freund, Rudolf. "Military Bounty Lands and the Origins of the Public Domain." Agricultural History 20 (January 1946).

Geiser, Karl F. "New England and the Western Reserve." Mississippi Valley Historical Association Proceedings 6 (1912-13).

Gilpin, Alec R. The Territory of Michigan. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1970.

Griffiths, D., Jr. Two Years' Residence in the New Settlements of Ohio, North America, with Directions to Emigrants. London: Westley & Davis, 1835. [various reprints]

Hammon, Neal O. "The Fincastle Surveyors at the Falls of the Ohio." Filson Club Historical Quarterly 47 (January 1973).

Hardin, Thomas L. "The National Road in Illinois." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 60 (Spring 1967).

Havighurst, Walter. Wilderness for Sale: the Story of the First Western Land Rush. NY: Hastings House, 1956. {Old Northwest}

Haworth, Paul. Trailmakers of the Northwest. NY: Harcourt, 1921.

Henlein, Paul C. "Early Cattle Ranches of the Ohio Valley." Agricultural History 35 (July 1961).

Hinderaker, Eric. Elusive Empires: Constructing Colonialism in the Ohio Valley, 1673-1800. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1997.

Hulbert, Archer Butler. The Ohio River; a Course of Empire. NY: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1906.

Hurt, R. Douglas. The Ohio Frontier: Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Jakle, John A. Images of the Ohio Valley: a Historical Geography of Travel, 1740 to 1860. NY: Oxford University Press, 1977.

James, Alfred P. & Charles M. Stotz. Drums in the Forest. NY: Macmillan, 1936. {Forks of the Ohio, 18th century}

Jensen, Merrill. "The Cession of the Old Northwest." Mississippi Valley Historical Review 23 (June 1936).

Jensen, Merrill. "The Creation of the National Domain, 1781-1784. Mississippi Valley Historical Review 26 (December 1930).

Kinnaird, Lawrence. "The Western Fringe of the Revolution." Western Historical Quarterly 7 (July 1976).

Lang, Elfrieda. "An Analysis of Northern Indiana's Population in 1850." Indiana Magazine of History 49 (March 1953).

Lang, Elfrieda. "Ohioans in Northern Indiana before 1850." Indiana Magazine of History 49 (December 1953).

Lang, Elfrieda. "Southern Migration to Northern Indiana before 1850." Indiana Magazine of History 50 (December 1954).

Larick, Roy & Craig Semsel. Euclid Township, 1796-1801: Protest in the Western Reserve. Cleveland: Western Reserve Historical Society, 2003.

Lewis, George E. The Indiana Company, 1768-1798. Glendale, CA: Arthur H. Clark, 1941.

Lewis, Kenneth E. West to Far Michigan: Settling the Lower Peninsula, 1815-1860. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2001.

McCormick, Virginia E. & Robert W. McCormick. New Englanders on the Ohio Frontier: the Migration and Settlement of Worthington, Ohio. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 1998.

McKay, William A. "The Packet Boat Era on the Ohio." Filson Club Historical Quarterly 40 (October 1966).

McManis, Douglas R. The Initial Evaluation and Utilization of the Illinois Prairies, 1815-1840. Chicago: University of Chicago, Department of Geography, 1964.

Martzolff, Clement L. Zane’s Trace. Columbus, OH: Press of F. J. Heer, 1904.

Meyer, Douglas K. Making the Heartland Quilt: a Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in Early-Nineteenth-Century Illinois. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000.

Nasatir, Abraham P. "The Anglo-Spanish Frontier in the Illinois Country during the American Revolution, 1778-1783. Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 21 (October 1928).

Perejda, Andrew D. "Sources and Dispersal of Michigan's Population." Michigan History 32 (December 1948).

Philbrick, Francis S. The Rise of the West, 1754-1830. NY: Harper, 1975.

Pooley, William V. The Settlement of Illinois from 1830 to 1850. Madison: Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin, no. 220 (1908).

Posey, Chessley L. "Influence of Geographic Factors in the Development of Minnesota." Minnesota History 2 (August 1918).

Prucha, Francis Paul. "The Settler and the Army in Frontier Minnesota." Minnesota History 29 (September 1948): 231-46.

Richards, Wilfrid Gladstone. The Settlement of the Miami Valley of Southwestern Ohio. Chicago: npub, 1948.

Schreuder, Yda. Dutch Catholic Immigrant Settlement in Wisconsin, 1850-1905. NY: Garland Publishers, 1989.

Smith, Alice E. The History of Wisconsin. Vol. 1: From Exploration to Statehood. Madison: Wisconsin State Historical Society, 1973.

Stevens, Wayne E. The Northwest Fur Trade, 1763-1800. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1928.

Taylor, Claire. "Paddy's Run: a Welsh Community in Ohio." Welsh Historical Review 11 (Jun 1983).

Thwaites, Reuben Gold & Louise Phelps Kellogg (eds). Frontier Defense on the Upper Ohio, 1777-1778: Compiled from the Draper Manuscripts. . . . Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society, for Wisconsin Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1912.

Treat, Payson Jackson. The National Land System, 1785-1820. NY: E. B. Treat, 1910.

Vincent, Stephen A. Southern Seed, Northern Soil: African-American Farm Communities in the Midwest, 1765-1900. Bloomington: Indiana Univeristy Press, 1999.

Wade, Richard C. The Urban Frontier: the Rise of Western Cities, 1790-1830. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1959.

Waggoner, Madeline S. The Long Haul West: the Great Canal Era, 1817-1850. NY: Putnam, 1958.

Walker, James Barr. Experiences of Pioneer Life in the Early Settlements and Cities of the West. Chicago: Sumner & Co, 1881. {Ohio River Valley}

Wilhelm, Hubert G. H. The Origin and Distribution of Settlement Groups, Ohio, 1850. Athens, OH: The Author, 1982.

Williams, Frederick D. (ed). The Northwest Ordinance: Essays on its Formulation, Provisions, and Legacy. East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Press, 1989.

Wilson, George R. Early Indiana Trails and Surveys. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1986. [Orig. publ., 1919]

Yoder, Paton. Taverns and Travelers: Inns of the Early Midwest. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1969.