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The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899
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Posted by [Name Withheld], 30 May 2014 at 14:15

this history book has been an invaluable resource as I trace my Racey family roots. It gives a true sense of the period and challenges our ancestors faced. The photos have also been a true treasure trove.

thanks, sharon

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The Work of Our Hands: A History of Mount Pleasant, 1799~1899


The Work of Our Hands chronicles the history of the town of Mount Pleasant from its earliest settlements through the end of the 19th century. In order to have meaning, local history must relate all aspects of a particular community’s development to a larger context. Mount Pleasant stands out as having experienced most of the major social, economic, military and political events in our nation’s early history. Dr. Jaeger skilfully weaves the story of 19th century Mount Pleasant into the fabric of this larger history, at the same time describing how the small pioneer settlement, carved out of the vast Six Nations territory by Joseph Brant, was transformed into an aristocratic village that “charms with its loveliness” centuries later...