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John Sutter: A Life on the North American Frontier - Book Video

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http://www.oupress.com In the history of the American frontier, John Sutter (18031880) looms large. A Swiss expatriate who attempted to create a personal empire in Californias Sacramento Valley, he founded New Helvetia, a cosmopolitan settlement that drew overland immigrants to California in the 1840s and then—after gold was discovered by Sutters 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: A LIFE ON THE NORTH AMERICAN FRONTIER, a compelling portrait of an enigmatic figure, explores Sutters life in the broader context of Americas rush for westward expansion while plumbing the inner dynamics of this erstwhile empire-builder.

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