American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters & Continental Conquest

Nobles, Gregory H.

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New York. 1997. Hill & Wang. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 286 pages. hardcover. Jacket art courtesy of National Archives of Canada. Jacket design by Rodrigo Corral. ISBN: 0809024713. inventory # 23783. FROM THE PUBLISHER - With clarity and vigor, Gregory Nobles shows how American leaders, beginning with Washington and Jefferson, pursued a policy of national expansion and development that enabled the United States to become the dominant power on the North American continent. Within this broad framework, he also explores the settlers' diverse and complex interactions with Indians as enemies, allies, and trading partners. The result is a sensitive, perceptive account of the patterns of contact and conquest on America's frontiers over the course of four centuries. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Nobles (history, Georgia Institute of Technology) examines patterns of contact and conquest in the America's frontiers over the course of four centuries, examining the diverse and complex interactions between the native Americans and white settlers, the policies of national expansion and development pursued by American leaders beginning with Washington and Jefferson, and popular cultural ideas about the frontier. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Review: Gregory H. Nobles pulls together the work of many recent historians of the American West in this sensitive and synthesizing study of frontier history in North America. Using the frontier as both a spatial and phenomenological metaphor for the experience of Western expansion, Nobles considers the historical facts of frontier encounters and the frontier as cultural interchange between diverse people. Nobles's narrative begins and ends with the tragic story of the Pequots, from Captain John Mason's cowardly raid on a Pequot camp in 1637 that left more than 300 sleeping Pequots dead to Donald Trump's 1990s lawsuit attempting to deprive the tribe of their gambling license. In the pages of American Frontiers readers will also find details of the French and Indian War, Iroquois involvement in the American Revolution, the California gold rush, Texas independence, the tragedy of Wounded Knee, the resistance of Sitting Bull, and the Ghost Dance movement.

Nobles's book is a good starting point for readers interested in the American West. His bibliographic essay alone, which provides a generous and thorough account of literature on the subject, makes this a useful reference even for accomplished students of the frontier.

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Title: American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters & ...
Publisher: Hill & Wang
Publication Date: 1997
Binding: hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket

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