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Great crossings : Indians, settlers, and slaves in the age of Jackson, Christina Snyder

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Great crossings : Indians, settlers, and slaves in the age of Jackson
Title
Great crossings
Title remainder
Indians, settlers, and slaves in the age of Jackson
Statement of responsibility
Christina Snyder
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this beautifully written book, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Usually, this drama focuses on whites who turned west to conquer a continent, extending liberty as they went. Great Crossings features Indians from across the continent seeking new ways to assert anciently-held rights, and people of African descent who challenged the United States to live up to its ideals. These diverse groups met in an experimental community in central Kentucky called Great Crossings, home to the first federal Indian school and a famous interracial family. Great Crossings embodied monumental changes then transforming North America. The United States, within the span of a few decades, grew from an East Coast nation to a continental empire. The territorial growth of the United States forged a multicultural, multiracial society, but that diversity also sparked fierce debates over race, citizenship, and America's destiny. Great Crossings, a place of race-mixing and cultural exchange, emerged as a battleground. Its history allows an intimate view of the ambitions and struggles of Indians, settlers, and slaves who were trying to secure their place in a changing world. Through deep research and compelling prose, Snyder introduces us to a diverse range of historical actors: Richard Mentor Johnson, the politician who reportedly killed Tecumseh and then became schoolmaster to the sons of his former foes; Julia Chinn, Johnson's enslaved lover, who fought for her children's freedom; Peter Pitchlynn, a Choctaw intellectual who, even in the darkest days of Indian removal, argued for the future of Indian nations. Together, their stories demonstrate how that era transformed colonizers and the colonized alike, sowing the seeds of modern America
Biography type
contains biographical information
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Snyder, Christina
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Johnson, Richard M.
  • Choctaw Indians
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Community life
  • Imperialism
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Great crossings : Indians, settlers, and slaves in the age of Jackson, Christina Snyder
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the great path? -- Warriors -- A family at the crossing -- Scholars -- Indian gentlemen and black ladies -- Rise of the leviathan -- The land of death -- Rebirth of the Spartans -- The vice president and the runaway lovers -- Dr. Nail's Rebellion -- The new superintendent -- Orphans among strangers -- Indian schools for Indian territory -- Conclusion: paths to the future
Control code
952199571
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780199399062
Lccn
2016024418
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Great crossings : Indians, settlers, and slaves in the age of Jackson, Christina Snyder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the great path? -- Warriors -- A family at the crossing -- Scholars -- Indian gentlemen and black ladies -- Rise of the leviathan -- The land of death -- Rebirth of the Spartans -- The vice president and the runaway lovers -- Dr. Nail's Rebellion -- The new superintendent -- Orphans among strangers -- Indian schools for Indian territory -- Conclusion: paths to the future
Control code
952199571
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780199399062
Lccn
2016024418
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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