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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

Colin G. Calloway
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Language
English
Variant Title
First President, the first Americans, and the birth of the nation
ISBN
9780190652166, 0190652160
Summary
"An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation's first president, Colin G. Calloway's book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington's relations with the First Americans."--Provided by publisher.
Contents
  • Learning curves
  • Virginia's Indian country
  • The Ohio Company and the Ohio Country
  • Into Tanaghrisson's world
  • Tanaghrisson's war
  • Braddock and the limits of empire
  • Frontier defense and a Cherokee alliance
  • Frontier advance and a Cherokee war
  • The other revolution
  • Confronting the Indian boundary
  • "A good deal of land"
  • The question of Indian allies
  • Town destroyer
  • Killing Crawford
  • Building a nation on Indian land
  • The first President and the first Americans
  • An Indian policy for the new nation
  • Courting McGillivray
  • The greatest Indian victory
  • Philadelphia Indian diplomacy
  • Achieving empire
  • Transforming Indian lives
  • A death and a non-death.
Description
xviii, 621 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-580) and index.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Original black boards; gold foil spine title. Dust jacket. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2017/2018.
Technical Details
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