The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation
Oxford University Press Inc
  • erscheint ca. am 15. September 2019
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 640 Seiten
978-0-19-005669-8 (ISBN)
The Indian World of George Washington offers a fresh portrait of the most revered American and the Native Americans whose story has been only partially told.
  • Englisch
  • New York
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  • USA
20 illustrations and 8 maps
  • Höhe: 210 mm
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  • Breite: 140 mm
978-0-19-005669-8 (9780190056698)
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Colin G. Calloway is John Kimball Jr. 1943 Professor of History and Native American Studies at Dartmouth College. His previous books include A Scratch of the Pen and The Victory with No Name.
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One: Learning Curves
Chapter 1: Virginia's Indian Country
Chapter 2: The Ohio Company and the Ohio Country
Chapter 3: Into Tanaghrisson's World
Chapter 4: Tanaghrisson's War
Chapter 5: Braddock and the Limits of Empire
Chapter 6: Frontier Defense and a Cherokee Alliance
Chapter 7: Frontier Advance and a Cherokee War

Two: The Other Revolution
Chapter 8: Confronting the Indian Boundary Line
Chapter 9: "A good deal of Land."
Chapter 10: The Question of Indian Allies
Chapter 11: Town Destroyer
Chapter 12: Killing Crawford
Chapter 13: Building a Nation on Indian Land

Three: The First President and the First Americans
Chapter 14: An Indian Policy for the New Nation
Chapter 15: Courting McGillivray
Chapter 16: The Greatest Indian Victory
Chapter 17: Philadelphia Indian Diplomacy
Chapter 18: Achieving Empire
Chapter 19: Transforming Indian Lives
Chapter 20: A Death and a Non-Death
Provocative and deeply researched." - The Daily Beast The fateful relationship between George Washington and the Indian tribes that bordered the new Republic is the subject of Colin Calloway's brilliantly presented and refreshingly original The Indian World of George Washington. . . . An essential new entry in the literature of George Washington and the early Republic. * Wall Street Journal

* Essential reading in Native American studies, as well as for those seeking a deeper understanding of George Washington and the Native populations of the early republic. * Library Journal
* From callow frontier fighter to venerated Founding Father of the United States, George Washington was intimately acquainted with 'Indian Country,' lured by its seemingly boundless potential for personal wealth and national expansion. But as Colin Calloway demonstrates in this ground-breaking study, Washington's vision for the West was contested by powerful tribes and charismatic Native leaders who prized independence as highly as he did. Bolstered by outstanding
research, deep knowledge, and keen insight, Calloway's new book offers a sophisticated and original study of a cultural confrontation that was fundamental both for the shaping of Washington's character, and for America's destiny. * Stephen Brumwell, author of George Washington: Gentleman Warrior
* The Indian World of George Washington describes a critical moment in American history with the beginning of the collapse of what Richard White calls 'The Middle Ground' between white settlers and Indians. Elegantly and engagingly written, Calloway makes a major case for the centrality of Indians in George Washington's America. * Dr. Andrew J. O'Shaughnessy, Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation (Monticello) and author of The Men Who Lost America
* Finally, one of the best historians of colonial native America has taken up the challenge of putting one of the most important pieces of George Washington's life and experience back into the narrative. Calloway's monumental analysis helps us understand a half century of powerful and impactful native American history more clearly, and gives a fresh take on Washington's own challenges, frustrations, and successes-which together helped shape the destiny of American
Republic. * Douglas Bradburn, President and CEO of George Washington's Mount Vernon
* In The Indian World of George Washington, Colin Calloway thoughtfully and lucidly recovers a lost time, when Indian peoples' diplomacy and resistance helped to shape the new United States. No American President had a greater impact on natives or was more affected by his interactions with them. * Alan Taylor, author of American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804
* "An expansive history...a detailed, impressively researched history of white-Indian relations during Washington's lifetime. Insightful and illuminating. * Kirkus Reviews
* Calloway has written an important and original interpretation of critical years in the formation of federal policies toward the claims and rights of Native Americans. * Booklist
* Colin Calloway demonstrates how profoundly George Washington's life was interwoven with the Indian world of North America. This book will forever change our understanding of the first president and the very meaning of the new nation he helped to create. * David Preston, author of Braddock's Defeat *

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