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The Conquest of the Illinois

George Rogers Clark

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ISBN 10: 1502965038 / ISBN 13: 9781502965035
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: The Conquest of the Illinois

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Publication Date: 2014

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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Lieutenant-Colonel George Rogers Clark was a war hero during the Revolutionary War, when in 1778 reduced the Illinois, and early in 1779 captured Lieutenant-Governor Henry Hamilton and his force at Vincennes upon the Wabash.

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Written only a decade after George Rogers Clark's conquest of Illinois, this firsthand account shows the region as it existed in the 1770s, explains how British occupation affected Kentucky settlers, and exhibits Clark's enormous diplomatic skills in convincing the French settlers and Indians along the rivers of Illinois that they were better off under the jurisdiction of the Americans rather than the British. In his foreword to the book, Rand Burnette refers to Clark as a psychologist and an expert in human relations.

First published in 1920 and long out of print, the Milo Milton Quaife edition of Clark's The Conquest of The Illinois reprinted here is superior to the original for the modern reader. First, Quaife provided an index. Equally important for modern readers, he standardized Clark's spelling. Clark had little formal education and his spelling was even more eccentric than that found in a typical eighteenth-century account. Finally, Quaife's footnotes often include biographical sketches of the people in the book.

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