American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest

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Macmillan, 1997 - 286 halaman
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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 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.

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Collision is the best word to describe the way European explorers, American frontiersmen and entrepreneurs, and the U.S. military encountered the cultures of Native Americans from 1630 to 1890. In an ... Baca ulasan lengkap

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Reopening the Frontier
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one The Contact of Cultures on the First Frontiers
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two The Struggle of Empires to Control the Frontiers 7
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three Forging a Frontier Policy in the New Nation
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Political Controversy
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five Moving West and Making Communities
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six Indians and the Enclosing Frontier 186090
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Gregory H. Nobles is the author of Divisions Throughout the Whole: Politics and Society in Hampshire County, Massachusetts 1740-1775 and American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest, and co-author of Evolution and Revolution: American Society 1600-1820. His articles have appeared in journals such as the William and Mary Quarterly, the Journal of Social History, and the Journal of American History. He has held numerous research grants, including three from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University and at the American Antiquarian Society, where he was elected to membership in 1995. He has also been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in New Zealand (1995), and in 2002 he will hold a Fulbright Distinguished Professorship in the Netherlands, the John Adams Chair in American History at the University of Amsterdam.

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