Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper - 03 edition

Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper (ISBN10: 0809083884; ISBN13: 9780809083886)
ISBN13: 978-0809083886
ISBN10: 0809083884

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0809083893
ISBN10: 0809083892

Summary: The true history of a legendary American folk hero

In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827 he repeated the stunt in Paterson, New Jersey, another mill town, an even larger audience gathered to cheer on th
e daredevil they would call the "Jersey Jumper." Inevitably, he went to Niagara Falls, where in 1829 he jumped not once but twice in front of thousands who had paid for a good view.

The distinguished social historian Paul E. Johnson gives this deceptively simple story all its deserved richness, revealing in its characters and social settings a virtual microcosm of Jacksonian America. He also relates the real jumper to the mythic Sam Patch who turned up as a daring moral hero in the works of Hawthorne and Melville, in London plays and pantomimes, and in the spotlight with Davy Crockett-a Sam Patch who became the namesake of Andrew Jackson's favorite horse.

In his shrewd and powerful analysis, Johnson casts new light on aspects of American society that we may have overlooked or underestimated. This is innovative American history at its best.
...show more
Summary: The true history of a legendary American folk hero

In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827 he repeated the stunt in Paterson, New Jersey, another mill town, an even larger audience gathered to cheer on the daredevil they would call the "Jersey Jumper." Inevitably, he went to Niagara Falls, where in 1829 he jumped not once but twice in front of thousands who had paid for a good view.

The distinguished social historian Paul E. Johnson gives this deceptively simple story all its deserved richness, revealing in its characters and social settings a virtual microcosm of Jacksonian America. He also relates the real jumper to the mythic Sam Patch who turned up as a daring moral hero in the works of Hawthorne and Melville, in London plays and pantomimes, and in the spotlight with Davy Crockett-a Sam Patch who became the namesake of Andrew Jackson's favorite horse.

In his shrewd and powerful analysis, Johnson casts new light on aspects of American society that we may have overlooked or underestimated. This is innovative American history at its best. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Published: 06/01/2004
International: No

View Review



List Price: $16.00
Used $9.08
$4.54 after Buyback
Used
Save $6.92 (43%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 16 hours and 22 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
  • Sell back
    to us by
  • Guaranteed
    Cash Back
  • Book cost
    after Buyback
  • Jun 30, 2015
  • $4.54
  • $4.54
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $2.27

43 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Sam Patch, the Famous Jumper
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (43)  |  New (11)  |  Very Good (7)  |  Good (23)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$9.08
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Your cost after Guaranteed Cash Back: $4.54! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$16.64
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$11.75
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
OffCampusBooks
richardson, TX
Seller Rating: 0
PAPERBACK Good 0809083884 US Version COLLEGE TEXTBOOK-WE DO NOT SHIP TO AK OR HI-Used Items may or may not include access codes, cds, or supplemental materials. Item may have varying amounts of sti ...show moreckers, highlighting or tape. We ship all orders within 1 business day. ...show less
$13.30
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.48
New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000.
$13.31
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Forever in Shangari La
Bensalem, PA
Seller Rating: 4.85
New. We ship with tracking number. We do not ship to Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii , Alaska and Prison ( Correctional Facility).
$14.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 3.84
New York, NY 2004 Trade paperback Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 256 p. Contains: Illustrations.
$15.41
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
indoo
Avenel, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.15
BRAND NEW
$15.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
surplus computer books
fallbrook, CA
Seller Rating: 4.44
0809083884 BRAND NEW NEVER USED IN STOCK 125,000+ HAPPY CUSTOMERS SHIP EVERY DAY WITH FREE TRACKING NUMBER
$15.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
GreatBookPrices
Batavia, IL
Seller Rating: 4.18
Used, Acceptable Condition, may show signs of wear and previous use. Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$17.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
SUPER BOOKS
Fort Mill, SC
Seller Rating: 3.84
Buy with Confidence. Excellent Customer Support. We ship from multiple US locations. No CD, DVD or Access Code Included.
$19.21
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
MovieMars-Books
Indian Trail, NC
Seller Rating: 4.34
"BRAND NEW. 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee. Quick International Airmail!"
$26.80
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Russell Books
Victoria, BC
Seller Rating: 4.26
PAPERBACK New 0809083884 Special order direct from the distributor.
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     5     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close