Gallop toward the sun : Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison's struggle for the destiny of a nation
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published
New York : Random House, [2023]., ©2023
Status
Central - Adult Nonfiction - NEW
977.0049 STARK
1 available

Copies

LocationCall NumberStatus
Central - Adult Nonfiction - NEW977.0049 STARKAvailable

Description

Loading Description...

More Details

Published
New York : Random House, [2023]., ©2023
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxiv, 390 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Language
English

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-364) and index.
Description
"The conquest of indigenous land in the American East through corrupt treaties and genocidal violence laid the groundwork for the conquest of the American West. Acclaimed author Peter Stark exposes the fundamental conflicts at play through the little-known but consequential struggle between two extraordinary leaders. William Henry Harrison was born to a prominent Virginia family, son of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He journeyed west, became governor of vast Indiana Territory and sought statehood by attracting settlers and imposing one-sided treaties. Tecumseh belonged to an honored line of Shawnee warriors and chiefs. His father died while fighting the Virginians flooding into Kentucky and in his dying words, extracted a promise from his sons to "Never give in" to the land-hungry Americans. Tecumseh was, by all accounts, one of the nineteenth century's greatest leaders. An eloquent speaker, he traveled from Minnesota to Florida and west to the Great Plains convincing far flung tribes to join a great confederacy and face down their common, American, enemy. Eager to stop U.S. expansion, the British backed Tecumseh's confederacy in a series of battles during the forgotten western front of the War of 1812 that would determine control of the North American continent"--,Provided by publisher.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stark, P. (2023). Gallop toward the sun: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison's struggle for the destiny of a nation (First edition.). Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stark, Peter, 1954-. 2023. Gallop Toward the Sun: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison's Struggle for the Destiny of a Nation. Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stark, Peter, 1954-. Gallop Toward the Sun: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison's Struggle for the Destiny of a Nation Random House, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stark, Peter. Gallop Toward the Sun: Tecumseh and William Henry Harrison's Struggle for the Destiny of a Nation First edition., Random House, 2023.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.