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Frontier rebels : the fight for independence in the American west, 1765-1776.

Spero, Patrick, (author.).

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The untold story of the "Black Boys," a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution. --Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from archives across North America, Patrick Spero recasts the familiar narrative of the American Revolution, moving the action from the Eastern Seaboard to the treacherous western frontier. In spellbinding detail, Frontier Rebels reveals an often-overlooked truth: the West played a crucial role in igniting the flame of American independence.--
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Baker County Library 974.802 .S749f 2018 (Text) 37814003335552 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 02/18/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0393634701
  • ISBN: 9780393634709
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 268 pages : maps ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2018]

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Formatted Contents Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-258).
Preface: the crisis of empire -- Setting the stage -- The mission --The convoy departs -- The attack -- Transformation -- Crisis -- Independence -- The Elusive peace -- Disintergration -- Imperial failure -- Revolution -- Epilogue: legacies.
Summary, etc.:
The untold story of the "Black Boys," a rebellion on the American frontier in 1765 that sparked the American Revolution. --Drawing on largely forgotten manuscript sources from archives across North America, Patrick Spero recasts the familiar narrative of the American Revolution, moving the action from the Eastern Seaboard to the treacherous western frontier. In spellbinding detail, Frontier Rebels reveals an often-overlooked truth: the West played a crucial role in igniting the flame of American independence.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Pennsylvania > History.
United States > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.
Frontier and pioneer life > United States.
Croghan, George, 1720?-1782.
Ottawa Indians.
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