Dunmore S New World

Author: James Corbett David
Editor: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813934257
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Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal and intrigue rare in the annals of the colonial world. Dunmore not only issued the first formal proclamation of emancipation in American history; he also undertook an unauthorized Indian war in the Ohio Valley, now known as Dunmore’s War, that was instrumental in opening the Kentucky country to white settlement. In this entertaining biography, James Corbett David brings together a rich cast of characters as he follows Dunmore on his perilous path through the Atlantic world from 1745 to 1809. Dunmore was a Scots aristocrat who, even with a family history of treason, managed to obtain a commission in the British army, a seat in the House of Lords, and three executive appointments in the American colonies. He was an unusual figure, deeply invested in the imperial system but quick to break with convention. Despite his 1775 proclamation promising freedom to slaves of Virginia rebels, Dunmore was himself a slaveholder at a time when the African slave trade was facing tremendous popular opposition in Great Britain. He also supported his daughter throughout the scandal that followed her secret, illegal marriage to the youngest son of George III—a relationship that produced two illegitimate children, both first cousins of Queen Victoria. Within this single narrative, Dunmore interacts with Jacobites, slaves, land speculators, frontiersmen, Scots merchants, poor white fishermen, the French, the Spanish, Shawnees, Creeks, patriots, loyalists, princes, kings, and a host of others. This history captures the vibrant diversity of the political universe that Dunmore inhabited alongside the likes of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. A transgressive imperialist, Dunmore had an astounding career that charts the boundaries of what was possible in the Atlantic world in the Age of Revolution.

The World That Fear Made

Author: Jason T. Sharples
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ISBN: 0812252195
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In dozens of slave conspiracy scares in North American and the Caribbean, colonists terrorized and killed slaves whom they accused of planning to take over the colony. Jason T. Sharples explains the deep origins and historical triggers of these incidents and argues that conspiracy scares bound society together through shared fear.

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

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Gateway To The New World

Author: Florence Kimberly Turner
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Cadwallader Colden 1688 1776

Author: Philip Ranlet
Editor: Hamilton Books
ISBN: 076187142X
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In this book, Philip Ranlet examines the prolific political career of Cadwallader Colden. Colden was the long lasting lieutenant governor of royal New York. A determined foe of entrenched interests in New York such as the manor lords, the lawyers, and the fur smugglers, he remained a vigorous supporter of the royal prerogative. He handled Indian relations for many years and was the first true historian of the Iroquois. Also one of the preeminent scientists of the colonial period and the Enlightenment itself, he established botany in America and also tried to revise the work of Sir Isaac Newton. Lieutenant Governor Cadwallader Colden continued to battle the enemies ofBritish rule until his death during the American Revolution in 1776 at 88 years old.

The Indian World Of George Washington

Author: Colin G. Calloway
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190652187
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Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction. In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle--and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy, Lenape, Miami, Creek, Delaware; in the process, he returns them to their rightful place in the story of America's founding. The Indian World of George Washington spans decades of Native American leaders' interactions with Washington, from his early days as surveyor of Indian lands, to his military career against both the French and the British, to his presidency, when he dealt with Native Americans as a head of state would with a foreign power, using every means of diplomacy and persuasion to fulfill the new republic's destiny by appropriating their land. By the end of his life, Washington knew more than anyone else in America about the frontier and its significance to the future of his country. The Indian World of George Washington offers a fresh portrait of the most revered American and the Native Americans whose story has been only partially told. Calloway's biography invites us to look again at the history of America's beginnings and see the country in a whole new light.

Music Of The New World

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International Books In Print

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New World Quarterly

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Includes "Independence" issues.

Book Review Digest

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Minute Book Of The Virginia Court Held At Fort Dunmore Pittsburgh For The District Of West Augusta 1775 1776

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New Zealand Books In Print

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William Augustus Bowles Director General Of The Creek Nation

Author: James Leitch Wright
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Arts Humanities Citation Index

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Oh Strange New World

Author: Ida Campbell
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Robert Looney (d.1770) and his wife Elizabeth and their family immi- grated during or before 1734 from the Isle of Man (off the Scottish coast) to Philadelphia. They moved westward through Pennsylvania and settled near what is now Hagerstown, Maryland, and in 1739/1740 moved to the Shenandoah Valley in Augusta (later Botetourt) County, Virginia. Descendants and relatives lived in Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Texas and elsewhere. Includes some ancestry on the Isle of Man and elsewhere in Scotland.

The Bonnie New World

Author: Nellie Holland Russell
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New World Atlas

Author: W. & A.K. Johnston & G.W. Bacon Ltd
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Johnston S New World Atlas

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New Worlds For All

Author: Colin Gordon Calloway
Editor: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press
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He depicts the European emulation of Indian military tactics, the varied responses of Indian societies to Christianity, attempts made on all sides to learn the languages and customs of the other, and the intermingling of peoples at the fringes of competing cultures - through captivity and adoption, attempts to escape one's own society and embrace another, or intermarriage.

France Australe

Author: Leslie Ronald Marchant
Editor: Conran Octopus
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Detailed account of all French expeditions to W.A. based on contemporary accounts and documents; includes numerous references to contact with Aborigines with reproductions of many sketches and paintings of Aboriginal camps and activities.