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The Ohio frontier : crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830 /
R. Douglas Hurt.
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1996.
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xv, 418 p. : ill.
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0253332109 (alk. paper)
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1996.
isbn
0253332109 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
623487
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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The Ohio Frontier Crucible of the Old Northwest, 1720-1830 R. Douglas Hurt "Finally, after nearly twenty-five years, a high-quality general history of the frontier period of the state of Ohio...a dynamic account of the Ohio frontier that should delight both transappalachian frontier scholars and interested amateurs." --E. J. Fabyan, Vincennes University History "...a vivid panorama of the transitional years when Ohio evolved from a raw frontier territory to an established province of an ever-expanding nation." --Margaret Flanagan Booklist The Ohio frontier was always a land of violence, opportunity, and refuge for both Indians and whites. It served as the political, economic, and social foundation for the settlement of the Old Northwest. First settled by migrating Native Americans about 1720 and later by white Americans, Ohio became the crucible which set Indian and military policy throughout the region. Nowhere on the American frontier was the clash of cultures more violent than in the Ohio country. There, Shawnees, Wyandots, and Delawares, among others, fought to preserve their land claims against an army that was incompetent at the beginning but highly trained and disciplined at the end. This book will appeal top anyone interested in the history of Ohio and the military, social, political, and economic history of the American frontier. A History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier Series--Walter Nugent and Malcolm Rohrbough, general editors
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The Ohio FrontierCrucible of the Old Northwest, 1720--1830 R. Douglas Hurt "This exhaustively researched and well-written book provides a comprehensive history of Ohio from 1720 to 1830." -- Journal of the Early Republic Nowhere on the American frontier was the clash of cultures more violent than in the Ohio country. There, Shawnees, Wyandots, Delawares, and other native peoples fought to preserve their land claims against an army that was incompetent at the beginning but highly trained and disciplined in the end. Sales territory is worldwideA History of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier1996; 440 pages, 23 b w photos, 7 maps, bibl. essay, index, 6 x 9cloth 0-253-33210-9 $39.95 L / 28.50paper 0-253-21212-X $19.95 t / 14.50
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Nowhere on the American frontier was the clash of cultures more violent than on the Ohio frontier. First settled by migrating Native Americans about 1720 and later by white Americans, Ohio became the crucible which set Indian and military policy throughout the region. There, Shawnees, Wyandots, and Delawares, among others, fought to preserve their land claims. A land of opportunity, refuge, and violence for both Indians and whites, Ohio served as the political, economic, and social foundation for the settlement of the Old Northwest.
Table of Contents
Preface
The First Settlers Clash of Cultures Revolution in the Ohio Country
The Road to Hell Fallen Timbers
Ohio Fever
Early Settlements
Farm Country
The Frontier People
The Religious Frontier
Confederacy and War Farmers: First and Last Settled Community
Biographical Essay
Index
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