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The Great Republic by the Master Historians : The Period before Columbus : Volume 2

By Bankcroft, Hubert H.

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Title: The Great Republic by the Master Historians : The Period before Columbus : Volume 2  
Author: Bankcroft, Hubert H.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Bankcroft, H. H. (n.d.). The Great Republic by the Master Historians : The Period before Columbus : Volume 2. Retrieved from http://members.worldebooklibrary.org/


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[The long chapter requisite to deal adequately with our Indian wars must, when finally written, deal candidly with the treacheries which, unhappilly, were not confined to the aboriginal race. Tribe after tribe would combine open hostility with secret negotiations, eager to strengthen their position by patched -up peace agreements in case the fighting went against them. French and English in turn availed themselves of Indian allies. In turn the civilized soldiery used and then scorned the always problematical friendship of the redskins. The story of these alliances is a sad one, and the failures were recorded in blood. The Indian, rightly or wrongly, conceived he was being ground between the upper and the nether millstones. He was a difficulty in the early days, and, despite recent admirable and generally disinterested efforts to allure him within the pale of civilization, he continues to be a national thorn in the flesh. The several narratives of early wars with the red man here presented throw a distressing light on the hard conditions in which the early settlers had to live. Security for person or home ever in doubt, how bravely our fathers endured their lot, an order of heroism hard to be realized by us of to-day.

Table of Contents
· WAR WITH THE CHEROKEES · THE THRESHOLD OF THE REVOLUTION. · HOW THE STAMP ACT WAS RECEIVED IN AMERICA. · THE GROWTH OF DISCONTENT. · THE TEA TAX AND THE BOSTON PORT BILL. · THE FIRST SHOTS OF THE REVOLUTION. · THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL. · THE SIEGE OF BOSTON. · THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS AND ITS DOINGS. · THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. · THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. · THE CAPTURE OF LONG ISLAND AND NEW YORK. · THE VICTORY AT TRENTON. · THE CAPTURE OF PHILADELPHIA. · THE CAPTURE OF PHILADELPHIA. · THE EXPEDITION AGAINST FORT SCHUYLER. · THE SURRENDER OF BURGOYNE. · THE BON HOMME RICHARD AND THE SERAPIS. · THE TREASON OF ARNOLD. · THE COWPENS AND GUILFORD COURT-HOUSE. · THE SURRENDER OF CORNWALLIS. · THE ARMY AND COUNTRY AFTER THE WAR. · THE MAKING OF THE CONSTITUTION. · THE WHISKEY INSURRECTION IN PENNSYLVANIA. · THE PIONEER OF KENTUCKY · WAR WITH THE WESTERN INDIANS. · THE PURCHASE OF LOUISIANA · STEPHEN DECATUR AND THE FRIGATE PHILADELPHIA. · THE CHESAPEAKE AFFAIR AND THE EMBARGO.

 

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