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David McCullough on the Pioneers Who Defined America
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough discusses his latest book The Pioneers, how it fulfilled his lifelong dream to write a nonfiction version of Thornton Wilderâ€™s Our Town,Â and why he wants his book to serve as reminder of fundamental American values. Â He tells the story ofÂ the New England minister who played an instrumental role in the creation of the Ohio Settlement, how he fought to outlawÂ slavery in the territory,Â and how hisÂ son carried on his fight for abolition a few years later. Â He talks about the wealthy Irish couple who built a paradise on an island in the Ohio RiverÂ and how they lost everything when they became embroiled in the Aaron Burr treason scandal.Â McCullough reveals what heâ€™s learned in his 50 plus years of studying history, the importance of hindsight,Â and why historical figures feel like old friends. Order The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West on Amazon, Audible or wherever books are sold. Â This podcast was sponsored by Ancestry.com and Soundtrap for Storytellers. Â Subscribe to Kickass News on Apple Podcasts and leave us a review, follow us on Twitter at @KickassNewsPod, and take our listener survey at www.podsurvey.com/kick.
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Historian David McCullough On Some Of Americas Earliest Westward Pioneers
The settlers of the Ohio territories brought idealistic values with them.