The Frontier War for American Independence (Google eBook)

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Stackpole Books, 2004 - History - 423 pages
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Although the American Revolution is commonly associated with specific locations such as the heights above Boston or the frozen Delaware River, important events took place in the wooded, mountainous lands of the frontier. There, in the amorphous wilderness or at scattered forts and towns, regular troops, volunteers, and Indians clashed in large-scale campaigns and small raids that often became bloody fights for land, home, and family. Whether setting the stage for the victory at Yorktown or keeping British forces dispersed.
  

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Contents

To Extirpate Us from the Earth
3
They May Possess Our Lands War Revolution and Culture on the Frontier
9
We Shall Not Yield an Inch 1763 through 1774
23
Desperate Measures 1775
63
The Will of the Supreme Being 1776
97
Indiscriminate Attack 1777
133
How Vain Are Our Hopes 1778
185
The Nests Are Destroyed 1779
229
They Must Soon Die 1780
269
Opening Wide Their Jaws 1781
291
The Tomahawks Struck 1782
311
Is the Great King Conquered? 1783 and Beyond
331
Notes
343
Bibliography
379
Index
415
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WILLIAM R. NESTER is Professor in the Department of Government and Politics at St. John's University in New York. He is the author of eleven books which explore various aspects of international relations and political economy and two books on the American frontier.

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