A Narrative of the Life of Mrs Mary Jemison

Author: James E. Seaver
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806148915
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Social Science

Mary Jemison was one of the most famous white captives who, after being captured by Indians, chose to stay and live among her captors. In the midst of the Seven Years War(1758), at about age fifteen, Jemison was taken from her western Pennsylvania home by a Shawnee and French raiding party. Her family was killed, but Mary was traded to two Seneca sisters who adopted her to replace a slain brother. She lived to survive two Indian husbands, the births of eight children, the American Revolution, the War of 1812, and the canal era in upstate New York. In 1833 she died at about age ninety.

ACROSS THE CONTINENT BY THE LI

Author: Effie Price Gladding
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 1360075674
Release Date: 2016-08-24
Genre: History

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Empire of Fortune

Author: Francis Jennings
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393306402
Release Date: 1990
Genre: History

A riveting, massively documented epic [that] overturns textbook cliches . This impassioned study throws valuable light on our history. Publishers Weekly"

The Age of Battles

Author: Russell F. Weigley
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253217075
Release Date: 2004-04-01
Genre: History

"One of the most interesting, important, and ambitious books about the conduct, and perhaps the ultimate futility, of war." —Gunther E. Rothenberg "[A] highly scholarly and wonderfully absorbing study." —John Bayley, The London Review of Books "What Russell F. Weigley writes, the rest of us read. The Age of Battles is a persuasive reminder that even in the age of 'rational' warfare, one can honestly wonder why war seemed an unavoidable policy choice." —Allan R. Millett, The Journal of American History

Memoir of Charlotte Chambers

Author: Lewis H. Garrard
Publisher: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 129679959X
Release Date: 2018-01-31
Genre: History

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Paull Irwin

Author: Elisabeth Maxwell Paull
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89080570377
Release Date: 1915
Genre:


Writings

Author: George Washington
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015040990825
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Gathers letters, journal excerpts, orders, and addresses from each part of Washington's life and political career

The War for America

Author: Piers Mackesy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803281927
Release Date: 1964
Genre: History

The events of the American Revolution signified by Lexington, Bunker Hill, Valley Forge, Saratoga, and Yorktown are familiar to American readers. Far less familiar is the fact that, for the British, the American colonies were only one front in a world war. England was also pitted against France and Spain. Not always in command of the seas and threatened with invasion, England tried grimly for eight years to subdue its rebellious colonies; to hold Canada, the West Indies, India, and Gibraltar; and to divide its European enemies. In this vivid history Piers Mackesy views the American Revolution from the standpoint of the British government and the British military leaders as they attempted to execute an overseas war of great complexity. Their tactical response to the American Revolution is now comprehensible, seen as part of a grand imperial strategy.