Birth

Birth

Discuss any opinions or questions about Albion Tourgee's early life, from birth in Ohio, to losing his mother, having a stepmother, and how those events affected his viewpoint on life.

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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 1:44 pm
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What influence did the Western Reserve region have on Tourgee's viewpoints? How do you think Albion Tourgee's viewpoints were shaped by the expansive frontier land of the Ohio Western Reserve? Other effects to consider are:
  • growing up in an area settled by people with progressive ideas of abolition
  • losing his birth mother at an early age
  • not being close to his father
  • living in a relatively wide open wilderness area
  • not getting along well with his stepmother
  • living with a relative at a good distance away from his home during his formative years
  • and going away to college in Upstate NY.
How do you think any or all of these circumstances affected Tourgee's viewpoints they he followed in his later life?