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Ill-fated frontier : peril and possibilities in the early American West, Samuel A. Forman

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Ill-fated frontier : peril and possibilities in the early American West
Title
Ill-fated frontier
Title remainder
peril and possibilities in the early American West
Statement of responsibility
Samuel A. Forman
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ill-Fated Frontier is at once a pioneer adventure and a compelling narrative of the frictions that emerged among entrepreneurial pioneers and their sixty slaves, Indians fighting to preserve their land, and Spanish colonials with their own agenda. Here is a lively and visceral portrait of the wild and enduring American frontier in 1789. The melting pot America would become was barely simmering when an ill-fated attempt to settle land near Natchez in brought together a volatile mix of ambitious Northern pioneers and their slaves, Spanish colonists, and Native Americans who had claimed the land as theirs for hundreds of years. This illuminating episode in American history comes to life in this account of an expedition gone wrong. It began with an optimistic plan to settle and expand in the new territory. It ended ignominiously, with the body of one of the expedition's leaders returning to New Jersey stored in a pickle barrel. What happened in between-a cautionary tale of greed, incompetence, and hubris-lies at the center of this fascinating account by Harvard historian Samuel A. Forman. Endorsed by New York Times best-selling author Nathaniel Philbrick, it is a startling and frank portrait of a young America that examines the dream of an inclusive American experience and its reality-a debate that continues today"--
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collective biography
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DLC
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1952-
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Forman, Samuel
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Foreman family
  • Forman, Ezekiel
  • Forman, Samuel S
  • Forman, David
  • Foreman family
  • Forman, David
  • Forman, Samuel S
  • United States
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Plantation life
  • Natchez (Miss. : District)
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Indians of North America
  • Plantation life
  • Territorial expansion
  • Mississippi
  • Mississippi
  • United States
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Ill-fated frontier : peril and possibilities in the early American West, Samuel A. Forman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Monsieur Piqué's watch, 1788 -- West of the Revolution -- Art of the deal -- Embarkation, 1789 -- The ladies of Lancaster -- Two ill-temperd fellows in the colony made in hell -- Running the Ohio River gauntlet, 1790 -- Fort Washington and Cincinnati -- Bachelor in Louisville -- Mississippi wide and wild -- Wabash cannon ball -- Establishing a new home in Natchez District, Spanish West Florida, Luisiana, 1790 -- High-stakes ball game, 1790 -- Sword and olive branch, 1791 to 1793 -- A year in Spanish West Florida, 1791 -- Thriving in Natchez, 1791 to 1794 -- Fallen Timbers, 1794 -- Master and reaper, 1795 -- Family feud -- Peripety, another planter's demise, 1797 -- Stars and stripes -- North and South
Control code
1245250306
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781493044610
Lccn
2021014817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1245250306
Label
Ill-fated frontier : peril and possibilities in the early American West, Samuel A. Forman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Monsieur Piqué's watch, 1788 -- West of the Revolution -- Art of the deal -- Embarkation, 1789 -- The ladies of Lancaster -- Two ill-temperd fellows in the colony made in hell -- Running the Ohio River gauntlet, 1790 -- Fort Washington and Cincinnati -- Bachelor in Louisville -- Mississippi wide and wild -- Wabash cannon ball -- Establishing a new home in Natchez District, Spanish West Florida, Luisiana, 1790 -- High-stakes ball game, 1790 -- Sword and olive branch, 1791 to 1793 -- A year in Spanish West Florida, 1791 -- Thriving in Natchez, 1791 to 1794 -- Fallen Timbers, 1794 -- Master and reaper, 1795 -- Family feud -- Peripety, another planter's demise, 1797 -- Stars and stripes -- North and South
Control code
1245250306
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvii, 252 pages
Isbn
9781493044610
Lccn
2021014817
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1245250306

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