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People of the American Frontier: The Coming of the American Revolution
     

People of the American Frontier: The Coming of the American Revolution

by Walter S. Dunn
 

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By 1760, with the alleviation of the French threat to the western frontier, colonial fur traders headed west to reap the bounty of trade with the local tribes. However when dissatisfied French interests conspired to instigate a revolt, the resulting Pontiac uprising would force the British to rethink colonial trade policy. The fur traders, who had considered the

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By 1760, with the alleviation of the French threat to the western frontier, colonial fur traders headed west to reap the bounty of trade with the local tribes. However when dissatisfied French interests conspired to instigate a revolt, the resulting Pontiac uprising would force the British to rethink colonial trade policy. The fur traders, who had considered the British government their ally in exploiting the west, now saw the British allying themselves with the French and local tribes to keep colonists out of the region. The prominent merchants who suffered financially and received no compensation would soon come to oppose British rule.

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"This work offers an in-depth look at life on the American frontier in the decades leading up to the Revolutionary War….[t]here is a wealth of information to be found here….[a] useful resource for research papers. Recommended." - Library Media Connection

"[P]resents an informative and often surprising survey that provides valuable insight into areas often neglected by other historians. Relying heavily on primary sources, Dunn illustrates the grinding life of solitary farmers, the rapidly evolving culture of various Native American groups, and the role of women and slaves in the economy. This is a well-researched and very readable examination of frontier life that has value for both specialists and general readers with an interest in the period." - Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313067952
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2005
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
358 KB

Meet the Author

Walter S. Dunn, Jr. is an independent writer and researcher. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His recent publications include Opening New Markets: The British Army and the American Frontier, 1764-1768 (2002).

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