The Resource A child of the revolution : William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798, Hendrik Booraem V, (electronic resource)

A child of the revolution : William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798, Hendrik Booraem V, (electronic resource)

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A child of the revolution : William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798
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A child of the revolution
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William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798
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Hendrik Booraem V
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William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798
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"Indian wars in early Ohio as seen through the eyes of a future president. The American Revolution gave birth to a nation, forever changed the course of political thought, and shattered and transformed the lives of the citizens of the new republic. An iconic figure of the Old Northwest, governor, Indian fighter, general in the War of 1812, and ultimately president, William Henry Harrison was one such citizen. The son of a rich Virginia planter, Harrison saw his family mansion burned and his relatives scattered. In the war's aftermath, he rejected his inherited beliefs about slavery, religion, and authority, and made an idealistic commitment to serve the United States. This led him to the United States Army, which at the time was a sorry collection of drunks and derelicts who were about to be reorganized in the face of a serious conflict with the Indian nations of the Ohio valley. Author Hendrik Booraem follows Harrison as Gen. Anthony Wayne attempted to rebuild the army into a fighting force, first in Pittsburgh, then in Cincinnati and the forests of the Northwest. A voracious reader of history and the classics, Harrison became fascinated with the archaeology and ethnology of the region, even as his military service led to a dramatic showdown with the British army, which had secretly been aiding the Indians. By age 21, Harrison had achieved almost everything he had set his heart on - adventure, recognition, intellectual stimulation, and even a small measure of power. He was the youngest man to put his name to the Treaty of Greenville, which ended Indian control over Ohio lands and opened the way for development and statehood. He even won a bride: Anna Symmes, the Eastern-educated daughter of pioneer landowner John Cleves Symmes. When Congress voted to downsize the army, 25-year-old Harrison, now a family man, fumbled for a second career. Drawing on a variety of primary documents, Booraem re-creates military life as Lieutenant Harrison experienced it - a life of duels, discipline, rivalries, hardships, baffling encounters with the natives and social relations between officers and men, military and civilians, and men and women."--Project Muse
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E392
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.B69 2012eb
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non fiction
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A child of the revolution : William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798, Hendrik Booraem V, (electronic resource)
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A child of the revolution : William Henry Harrison and his world, 1773-1798, Hendrik Booraem V, (electronic resource)
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9781612776439
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