John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier

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  • Hardcover
  • 412 pages
  • John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier
  • Albert L. Hurtado
  • English
  • 15 August 2018
  • 9780806137728

About the Author: Albert L. Hurtado

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John Sutter: A Life on the North American FrontierIn The History Of The American Frontier, John Sutter 1803 1880 Looms Large A Swiss Expatriate Who Attempted To Create A Personal Empire In California S Sacramento Valley, He Founded New Helvetia, A Cosmopolitan Settlement Whose Economy Depended On Indian Slaves And Free Laborers New Helvetia Drew Overland Immigrants To California In The 1840s And Then After Gold Was Discovered By Sutter S Employees A Flood Of Fortune Seekers Sutter Was Poised To Become One Of The Richest Men In The West, But Rapacious Settlers And His Own Poor Business Sense Sent His Dreams Crashing.Albert L Hurtado Has Written The Definitive Biography Of Sutter, Mining A Wealth Of Sources To Create The First Fully Documented Account Of The Man And His Times John Sutter Explores Sutter S Life In The Broader Context Of America S Rush For Westward Expansion While Plumbing The Inner Dynamics Of This Erstwhile Empire Builder.Sutter Was A Quintessential Outsider Driven By Anxiety Over Status A Man Of Talent, Vision, And Heroic Ambitions Who Nevertheless Became The Victim Of His Own Inadequacies As A Businessman And His Inability To Adjust To A Rapidly Changing Frontier Sutter Was Full Of Contradictions While Building A Reputation As A Humanitarian Friend Of Destitute Immigrants, He Callously Exploited Indians Nevertheless, This Penniless Dreamer Became One Of The Most Important Men In California And A Major Player In The American Conquest Of The West.

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10 thoughts on “John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier

  1. Denise says:

    what an amazing biography of a man of immensely conflicting virtues I was thoroughly engrossed throughout the book and highly, highly recommend it to anyone studying the history of the American West.