Frontier Indiana

Frontier Indiana

Cayton, Andrew R. L.
Distribution: World
Publication date: 08/22/1998
Format: Paperback 20 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-21217-7
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A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

Frontier Indiana

Andrew R. L. Cayton

The research and scholarship that went into the work are excellent; so good, in fact, that the book should be on the required text list for all Transappalachian frontier courses." —History

Cayton’s lively new history of the frontier period in Indiana puts the focus on people, on how they lived, how they viewed their world, and what motivated them. Here are the stories of Sieur de Vincennes, John Francis Hamtramck, Little Turtle, Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, Tenskwatawa, Calvin Fletcher—along with many more familiar (and not so familiar) early Hoosiers.

Sales territory is worldwide
A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier
1996; 360 pages, 20 b&w photos, 2 maps, index, 6 x 9
cloth 0-253-33048-3 $39.95 L / £28.50
paper 0-253-21217-0 $18.95 t / £13.50

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A superb introduction to the latest scholarship on American frontiers.Cayton’s book will give pleasure to anyone who wants to know more about Indiana and its peoples, and will also be appreciated by scholars for its perceptive analyses and for its incorporation of recent research on a variety of topics.Andrew Cayton has contributed another valuable addition to the historical literature on the Old Northwest. . . . a finely textured social history.The research and scholarship that went into the work are excellent; so good, in fact, that the book should be on the required text list for all Transappalachian frontier courses.Extremely readable and exciting treatments of the region during the 18th and 19th centuries.. . . excellent . . . valuable contributions to both the general and the informed reader.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Walter Nugent and Malcolm J. Rohrbough
1. The World of the Miami, 1700-1754
2. The World of George Croghan, 1750-1777
3. The Village of Vincennes, 1765-1777
4. The World of George Rogers Clark, 1778-1787
5. The World of Josiah Harmar and John Francis Hamtramck, 1787-1790
6. The World of Little Turtle, 1790-1795
7. The World of Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison, 1795-1810
8. The World of Tenskwatawa, 1795-1811
9. The World of Jonathan Jennings, 1800-1816
10. The End of the Frontier, 1816-1850
Epilogue: "This Country of Liberty"
Acknowledgments
Essay on Sources
Index