• The eleven essays in this volume probe multicultural interactions between Indians, Europeans, and Africans in eastern North America's frontier zones from the late colonial era to the end of the early republic. Focusing on contact points between these groups, they construct frontiers as creative arenas that produced new forms of social and political organization.   Contributors to the volume offer fresh perspectives on a succession of frontier encounters from the era of the Seven Years' War in Pennsylvania, New York, and South Carolina to the Revolutionary period in the Ohio Valley to the Mississippi basin in the early national era. Drawing on ethnography, cultural and literary criticism, border studies, gender theory, and African American studies, they open new ways of looking at intercultural contact in creating American identities. Collectively, the essays in Contact Points challenge ideas of either acculturation or conquest, highlighting instead the complexity of various frontiers while demonstrating their formative influence in American history.  
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    Early Western Journals, 1748-1765; Volume 1 Of Early Western Travels, 1748-1846 Conrad Weiser, George Croghan, Christian Frederick Post, Thomas Morris Reuben Gold Thwaites A.H. Clark, 1904 Delaware Indians; Indians of North America; Iroquois Indians; Mississippi River Valley; New York (State); Northwest, Old; Ohio; Pennsylvania; Pontiac's Conspiracy, 1763-1765; Shawnee Indians; United States  
  • The Founding Fathers have been hailed for centuries as shining examples of men who put aside their own agendas to found a nation. But behind the scenes, there were more petty fights and fraught relationships than signatures on the Declaration of Independence. From the violent brawl between Roger Griswold and Matthew Lyon in the halls of Congress, to George Washington's battle against his slave Harry Washington, these less-discussed clashes bring to light the unpredictable and volatile nature of a constantly changing nation. Additionally, this gripping narrative delves deeper into the famous feuds, such as the fatal duel of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, and the many rivalries of Thomas Jefferson (which were as often personal as political.) America's great forbearers fought with each other as bitterly as our politicians do today. Founding Feuds reveals the true natures of the Founding Fathers and how their infighting shaped our nation as much as their cooperation, in fact sometimes even for the better.  
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    The book has a great balance of research, outdoor experiences, and thoughts by the author as he visits battle and camp sites from the french and indian war. If you are a reenactor, outdoors person, or just plain enjoy history and reading about anothers’ love of the same subject, then you can't go wrong with this book. The author's experience and knowledge combined with his enjoyable writing style will allow you to be drawn into his adventures in the snow covered forests of upstate New York.  
  • British and American soldiers led by Colonel Henry Bouquet fought and defeated Indians here on August 5th and 6th, 1763. The Battle of Bushy Run lifted the siege of Fort Pitt. This field guide will help those searching for the soldiers still lingering on the battlefield by giving an account of the battle and the areas in which the battle took place. Included in this guide: * Areas that have produced results * Maps of the battlefield and more…  
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    Is Fort Ligonier haunted? Just ask those who have seen the image of Phoebe St. Clair standing in her parlor at the museum, or felt a presence nearby while looking at the bloody coat of Captain Philip Sausmarez. Whatever you believe, take some time to visit the Fort grounds and museum galleries. You may be surprised what you see and hear.  
  • Guns at the Forks is a special reissue commemorating the 250th anniversary of the French and Indian War.  In a spirited, intelligent, and informative history, O’Meara tells the story of five successive forts, particularly Fort Duquesne and Fort Pitt, and the dramatic part they played in the war between 1750 and 1760. He describes Washington’s capitulation at Fort Necessity, Braddock’s defeat at the Monongahela, and Forbes’s successful campaign to retake Fort Duquesne.  Although most of the action in the book takes place at the strategically important forks of the Ohio, where present-day Pittsburgh stands, O’Meara’s narrative relates the two forts to the larger story of the French and Indian War and elucidates their roles in sparking a global conflict that altered the course of world events and decided the fate of empires.  
  • Authors Helen Smith and George Swetnam tell the delightful story of a pioneer family enhanced by beautiful and informative illustrations. This little book will have a special appeal to children and young people, but will also profit anyone wishing a glimpse of everyday living in the early pre-Revolutionary years on the Pennsylvania frontier.  
  • In response to the uprising known as "Pontiac's Rebellion", General Amherst order two relief expeditions to march to Fort Pitt and Fort Detroit in an efort to force the enemy to lift their sieges of the posts. For the relief of Fort Pitt, Amherst chose Colonel Henry Bouquet. With a small army of British regular troops, a group of Virginia packhorse drivers, and a small company of Maryland rangers, Henry Bouquet set off to relieve Fort Pitt. On the 5th of August, 1763, Colonel Bouquet intended to march his men about 17 miles before letting them fall-out and refresh themselves in a nearby creek before making a nighttime march in order to avoid a possible enemy ambush. The place he planned to stop was called "Bushy Run", and although he did not know it at the time, Henry Bouquet was marching towards his destiny... This book, containing numerous first person entries, chronicles Bouquet's early military career and his arrival in North America where he participated in the 1758 Forbes Campaign and the fateful Battle of Bushy Run during Pontiac's Rebellion.  
  • This book fulfills the author's lifelong dream. In it he attempts to recount over two centuries of local history - from the planting of civilization through significant aspects of human activity relating to the township's process of development. Includes a map of Penn Township. A must have book for Penn Township residents.  
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    With the advent of European settlement, the Indian foot trails that laced the Pennsylvania wilderness often became bridle paths, wagon roads, and eventually even motor highways. Most of the old paths were so well situated that there was little reason to forsake them until the age of the automobile. That the Indians, taking every advantage offered by the terrain, “kept the level” so well among Pennsylvania’s mountains is an engineering curiosity. Just as remarkable is the complexity of the system and its adaptability to changing seasons and weather. Colonial travelers and Indians met frequently on the trail. Whether traveling to hunt, trade, war, negotiate, or visit, Native Americans demonstrated in these chance encounters that they were not the fiends some thought them to be. Indian Paths of Pennsylvania traces the Indian routes, reveals historical associations, and guides the motorist in following them today.  
  • On the eve of the Seven Years' War in North America, the British crown convened the Albany Congress, an Anglo-Iroquois treaty conference, in response to a crisis that threatened imperial expansion. British authorities hoped to address the impending collapse of Indian trade and diplomacy in the northern colonies, a problem exacerbated by uncooperative, resistant colonial governments. In the first book on the subject in more than forty-five years, Timothy J. Shannon definitively rewrites the historical record on the Albany Congress. Challenging the received wisdom that has equated the Congress and the plan of colonial union it produced with the origins of American independence, Shannon demonstrates conclusively the Congress's importance in the wider context of Britain's eighteenth-century Atlantic empire. In the process, the author poses a formidable challenge to the Iroquois Influence Thesis. The Six Nations, he writes, had nothing to do with the drafting of the Albany Plan, which borrowed its model of constitutional union not from the Iroquois but from the colonial delegates' British cousins.Far from serving as a dress rehearsal for the Constitutional Convention, the Albany Congress marked, for colonists and Iroquois alike, a passage from an independent, commercial pattern of intercultural relations to a hierarchical, bureaucratic imperialism wielded by a distant authority.  
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