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The Resource Great Crossings : Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, Christina Snyder

Great Crossings : Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, Christina Snyder

Label
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
Creator
Author
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"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snyder, Christina
Dewey number
976.9/425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F459.G73
LC item number
S68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Crossing (Ky.)
  • Great Crossing (Ky.)
  • Johnson, Richard M.
  • Choctaw Indian Academy
  • Choctaw Indians
  • African Americans
  • Slaves
  • Community life
  • Imperialism
  • United States
Label
Great Crossings : Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, Christina Snyder
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn952199571
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780199399062
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016024418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952199571
Label
Great Crossings : Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, Christina Snyder
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-383) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
ocn952199571
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 402 pages
Isbn
9780199399062
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2016024418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952199571

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