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Unfortunate Emigrants is one of the most accurate accounts of the Donner Party's ordeal to date. The story is truly incredible, and the ordinary but fascinating people that suffered are truly amazing.
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Kind Of History

Time of history:    -   19th century History of disaster/tragedy?    -   Yes Kind of disaster:    -   Very hot/cold weather History of a people?    -   Yes Nationality?    -   American--General History of a journey/colonization?    -   Yes Kind of journey?    -   foot travel

Subjects of this Historical Account

Religion? (if plays a major part)    -   Catholics! Ethnicity (if plays a major part)    -   European/White Is the portrayal sympathetic?    -   Neutral From a certain profession/group?    -   farmers Intelligence of subject of history:    -   Smart


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Midwest    -   California If applicable, liberal/conservative?    -   Historian is very liberal

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   3 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   3 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Book makes you feel...    -   in awe How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses on brief history of a lot of players How much romance?    -   2 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   physically sick people    -   deranged people    -   farmers    -   cannibals    -   cowboys    -   Indians    -   businessmen Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A handful Maps necessary?    -   Necessary maps provided Length of book    -   250-300 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   5 ()

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