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The Resource Our savage neighbors : how Indian war transformed early America, Peter Silver

Our savage neighbors : how Indian war transformed early America, Peter Silver

Label
Our savage neighbors : how Indian war transformed early America
Title
Our savage neighbors
Title remainder
how Indian war transformed early America
Statement of responsibility
Peter Silver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Relying on original archival research, historian Peter Silver uncovers a fearful and vibrant early America in which Lutherans and Presbyterians, Quakers, Catholics and Covenanters, Irish, German, French, and Welsh all sought to lay claim to a daunting countryside. Such groups had only rarely intermingled in Europe; and with religious revivals, war scares, and unease over immigration, the divisions between them only grew - until, with the arrival of the Seven Years' War, thousands of country people were forced to flee from Indian attack." "Playing politics with terror, rural settlers accused Quakers, politicians, and urban elites of turning their backs on the countryside and on their fellow "white people" (a term that until then had been used only by Indian tribes). Agitators carted scalped corpses into city squares and cried out for action. Writers, pamphleteers, politicians, religious leaders - all seized upon the horrors of Indian war, recycling its gruesome images to stoke the Europeans' collective alarm." "Silver reveals in vivid and often chilling detail how easily a rhetoric of fear can incite entire populations to violence. He shows how it was only through the shared experience of fearing and hating Indians that these Europeans, once irreconcilable, were finally united. Ironically, only in the face of a common enemy did they discover an ideal that would come to define the best in American life: ethnic and religious tolerance."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silver, Peter Rhoads
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Our savage neighbors : how Indian war transformed early America, Peter Silver
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Unsettled Country.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Fearing Indians.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Wounds Crying for Vengeance.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Seven Years' War and the White People.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • Attacking Indians.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • Spirit of Enterprise.
  • p. 161
  • 7.
  • Quakers Unmasked.
  • p. 191
  • 8.
  • Barbarism and the American Revolution.
  • p. 227
  • 9.
  • Postwar That Wasn't.
  • p. 261
Control code
ocn145938368
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 406 p.
Isbn
9780393334906
Lccn
2007025279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
Our savage neighbors : how Indian war transformed early America, Peter Silver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1.
  • Unsettled Country.
  • p. 3
  • 2.
  • Fearing Indians.
  • p. 39
  • 3.
  • Wounds Crying for Vengeance.
  • p. 73
  • 4.
  • Seven Years' War and the White People.
  • p. 95
  • 5.
  • Attacking Indians.
  • p. 125
  • 6.
  • Spirit of Enterprise.
  • p. 161
  • 7.
  • Quakers Unmasked.
  • p. 191
  • 8.
  • Barbarism and the American Revolution.
  • p. 227
  • 9.
  • Postwar That Wasn't.
  • p. 261
Control code
ocn145938368
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 406 p.
Isbn
9780393334906
Lccn
2007025279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map

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