George Rogers Clark And The War In The West

Author: Lowell H. Harrison
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813146186
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George Rogers Clark And The War In The West from the Author: Lowell H. Harrison. "Much has been written about the famous conflicts and battlegrounds of the East during the American Revolution. Perhaps less familiar, but equally important and exciting, was the war on the western frontier, where Ohio Valley settlers fought for the land they had claimed -- and for their very lives. George Rogers Clark stepped forward to organize the local militias into a united front that would defend the western frontier from Indian attacks. Clark was one of the few people who saw the importance of the West in the war effort as a whole, and he persuaded Virginia's government to lend support to his efforts. As a result Clark was able to cross the Ohio, saving that part of the frontier from further raids. Lowell Harrison captures the excitement of this vital part of American history while giving a complete view of George Rogers Clark's significant achievements. Lowell H. Harrison, is a professor emeritus of history at Western Kentucky University and is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Lincoln of Kentucky, A New History of Kentucky, and Kentucky's Governors."

George Rogers Clark

Author: Susan Lee
Publisher: Children's Press(CT)
ISBN: 9780516046761
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George Rogers Clark from the Author: Susan Lee. Follows the campaigns of Major George Rogers Clark whose small army of Virginians captured several frontier forts for the colonists during the Revolution.

Native Americans In The American Revolution How The War Divided Devastated And Transformed The Early American Indian World

Author: Ethan A.. Schmidt
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313359326
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Native Americans In The American Revolution How The War Divided Devastated And Transformed The Early American Indian World from the Author: Ethan A.. Schmidt. This valuable book provides a succinct, readable account of an oft-neglected topic in the historiography of the American Revolution: the role of Native Americans in the Revolution's outbreak, progress, and conclusion. • Adds the Native American perspective to the reader's understanding of the American Revolution, a critical aspect of this period in history that is rarely covered • Supplies a synthesis of the best current and past work on the topic of Native Americans in the American Revolution that will be accessible to general readers as well as undergraduate and graduate-level students • Shows how the struggle over the definition and utilization of Native American identity—an issue that was initiated with the American Revolution—is still ongoing for American Indians

George Rogers Clark

Author: William Nester
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806188138
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George Rogers Clark from the Author: William Nester. George Rogers Clark (1752–1818) led four victorious campaigns against the Indians and British in the Ohio Valley during the American Revolution, but his most astonishing coup was recapturing Fort Sackville in 1779, when he was only twenty-six. For eighteen days, in the dead of winter, Clark and his troops marched through bone-chilling nights to reach the fort. With a deft mix of guile and violence, Clark led his men to triumph, without losing a single soldier. Although historians have ranked him among the greatest rebel commanders, Clark’s name is all but forgotten today. William R. Nester resurrects the story of Clark’s triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years. Nester attributes Clark’s successes to his drive and daring, good luck, charisma, and intellect. Born of a distinguished Virginia family, Clark wielded an acute understanding of human nature, both as a commander and as a diplomat. His interest in the natural world was an inspiration to lifelong friend Thomas Jefferson, who asked him in 1784 to lead a cross-country expedition to the Pacific and back. Clark turned Jefferson down. Two decades later, his youngest brother, William, would become the Clark celebrated as a member of the Corps of Discovery. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, though, George Rogers Clark may not have been fit to command any expedition. After the revolution, he raged against the government and pledged fealty to other nations, leading to his arrest under the Sedition Act. The inner demons that fueled Clark’s anger also drove him to excessive drinking. He died at the age of sixty-five, bitter, crippled, and alcoholic. He was, Nester shows, a self-destructive hero: a volatile, multidimensional man whose glorying in war ultimately engaged him in conflicts far removed from the battlefield and against himself.

The Clarks Of Kentucky

Author: Douglas C. Harrison
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462058590
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The Clarks Of Kentucky from the Author: Douglas C. Harrison. When John Clark Married Ann Rogers in 1749 in Virginia, they would eventually produce ten children – six sons and four daughters. Like most early American rural couples, John and Ann thought that they were raising farm hands and kitchen help. Little did they dream that their children and two more generations of Clarks would have such a great impact on America’s development – from coast to coast. Three of the Clark sons would become officers, and help to win the Revolutionary War in the east. George Rogers Clark would become a general and win the Revolution in the west – thus giving America the eastern one third of the continent. George would also found Louisville, and the state of Kentucky. William Clark, as the youngest Clark son, was seventeen years younger than big brother George – his hero. William would also pursue a military career, and partner with Meriwether Lewis to explore the Louisiana Purchase – thus giving America the middle third of the continent. William would later become a great Indian diplomat, and help to establish the state of Missouri. William’s son Meriwether Lewis, Sr. (Lewis) would go to West Point, become a famous architect, and fight in three wars. They included the Mexican War, which gave America the western third of the continent. Lewis’ son Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. (Lutie) would basically save the thoroughbred industry in Kentucky and America after the Civil War. He created the pari-mutuel system of betting, set up racing rules, and started Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby – all of which still exist. John and Ann Clark and all of the other living off-springs eventually moved to Louisville, and added to the Clarks of Kentucky.

American Military Leaders A L V 2 M Z

Author: John C. Fredriksen
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070018
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American Military Leaders A L V 2 M Z from the Author: John C. Fredriksen. A comprehensive collection of biographies of the most prominent military leaders in American history. * 422 A–Z biographies highlight each individual's background, contributions, and significance to America's fortunes in war * Illustrated * Cites works for further research and includes a list of leaders organized by their military titles

Reader S Guide To American History

Author: Peter J. Parish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134261896
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Reader S Guide To American History from the Author: Peter J. Parish. There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.

The Encyclopedia Of The Wars Of The Early American Republic 1783 1812 A Political Social And Military History 3 Volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598841572
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The Encyclopedia Of The Wars Of The Early American Republic 1783 1812 A Political Social And Military History 3 Volumes from the Author: Spencer C. Tucker. Relatively little attention has been paid to American military history between 1783 and 1812—arguably the most formative years of the United States. This encyclopedia fills the void in existing literature and provides greater understanding of how the nation evolved during this era. • Offers comprehensive, accessible, in-depth information and analyses in a format that lends itself to quick and easy use for readers from the high school level to senior scholars researching the field • Provides in-depth coverage of the Tripolitan War, key weapons, major battles, and Native Americans and Native American tribes

George Rogers Clark

Author: Russell Roberts
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612288227
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George Rogers Clark from the Author: Russell Roberts. Many people do not realize that there were two theaters of warfare during the American Revolution. One was in the east, with George Washington and his Continental Army. The other was in the west, with George Rogers Clark and his spirited volunteers trying to hold off the British and their Native American allies. The story of George Rogers Clark is one of courage, bravery, and daring in the face of overwhelming odds. Often finding himself in what appeared to be a hopeless situation, Clark used skill and ingenuity to improvise his way to repeated victories. He was the fabled “Long Knife,” known far and wide not only for his brutality but also for his honesty and bravery. His victories played a key part in helping America win the War of Independence.

Lewis And Clark Road Trips

Author: Kira Gale
Publisher: River Junction Press LLC
ISBN: 9780964931527
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Lewis And Clark Road Trips from the Author: Kira Gale. A new kind of travel/history guide provides trip planning and travel maps on facing pages and contains more than 800 destinations on the Lewis and Clark Trail with 161 maps and turn-by-turn driving directions. Phone numbers, prices, hours, and Web sites. From Washington, D.C., to the Pacific Coast, the Canadian border to New Orleans. More than 400 photos. More than 400 references. Index. Contains a Key Guide to 573 historic Lewis and Clark campsite locations, cross-referenced to journals.