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Indian wars

  • Forging a Cherokee-American Alliance in the Creek Warby Susan M. Abram

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Creek War of 1813?1814 is studied primarily as an event that impacted its two main antagonists, the defending Creeks in what is now the State of Alabama and the expanding young American republic. Scant attention has been paid to how the United States? Cherokee allies contributed to the war and how the war transformed their society. In Forging... more...

  • The Iconoclastic Imaginationby Ned O'Gorman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Bloody, fiery spectacles?the Challenger disaster, 9/11, JFK?s assassination?have given us moments of catastrophe that make it easy to answer the ?where were you when? question and shape our ways of seeing what came before and after. Why are these spectacles so packed with meaning? In The Iconoclastic Imagination , Ned O?Gorman approaches each of... more...

  • Custer and the Sioux, Durnford and the Zulusby Paul Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    In June 1876 the 7th U.S. Cavalry was savagely defeated at the Little Bighorn in the Montana wilderness during an attempt to seize Sioux and Cheyenne hunting grounds. Three years later redcoats mirrored this utter disaster with an equally high-handed grab for Zulu lands in South Africa. Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer and Lieutenant Colonel Anthony... more...

  • Bones on the Groundby Elizabeth O'Maley

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2015; US$ 9.95

    What happened to the Indians of the Old Northwest Territory? Conflicting portraits emerge and answers often depend on who?s telling the story, with each participant bending and stretching the truth to fit their own view of themselves and the world. This volume presents biographical sketches and first-person narratives of Native Americans, Indian traders,... more...

  • Re-Collecting Black Hawkby Nicholas A. Brown; Sarah E. Kanouse

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 39.95

    The name Black Hawk permeates the built environment in the upper midwestern United States. It has been appropriated for everything from fitness clubs to used car dealerships. Makataimeshekiakiak, the Sauk Indian war leader whose name loosely translates to ?Black Hawk,? surrendered in 1832 after hundreds of his fellow tribal members were slaughtered... more...

  • Mochi's Warby Chris Enss; Howard Kazanjian

    TwoDot 2015; US$ 15.99

    As with many incidents in American history, the victors wrote the first version of history--turning the tragedy of the Sand Creek Massacre into a heroic feat by the Colorado militia tasked with moving the Cheyenne onto reservations. The truth of those events has made Colonel John Chivington's name infamous in Colorado and American history, and this... more...

  • Red Cloud?s Warby Paul Goble; Robert Lewis

    World Wisdom 2015; US$ 9.99

    With just 80 soldiers, Captain Fetterman boasted that he could defeat the entire Lakota nation. In 1866, after the Civil War, he would get his chance against Lakota chief Red Cloud. Fetterman?s failure forced a negotiated peace treaty conceding every demand by the Lakota! Told from the perspective of fictional warrior, Brave Eagle, this newly revised... more...

  • Suburban Warriorsby Lisa McGirr; Lisa McGirr

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    In the early 1960s, American conservatives seemed to have fallen on hard times. McCarthyism was on the run, and movements on the political left were grabbing headlines. The media lampooned John Birchers's accusations that Dwight Eisenhower was a communist puppet. Mainstream America snickered at warnings by California Congressman James B. Utt that... more...

  • The President, the State and the Cold Warby James Bilsland

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    US foreign policy during the Cold War has been analysed from a number of perspectives, generating large bodies of literature attempting to explain its origins, its development and its conclusion. However, there are still many questions left only partially explained. In large part this is because these accounts restrict themselves to a single level... more...

  • Truman and the Democratic Partyby Sean J. Savage

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    What best defines a Democrat in the American political arena -- idealistic reformer or pragmatic politician? Harry Truman adopted both roles and in so doing defined the nature of his presidency. Truman and the Democratic Party is the first book to deal exclusively with the president's relationship with the Democratic party and his status as party... more...