Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

by William Hogeland

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374107345
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 05/16/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 218,935
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

William Hogeland is the author of three books on founding U.S. history—The Whiskey Rebellion, Declaration, and Founding Finance—as well as a collection of essays, Inventing American History. Born in Virginia and raised in Brooklyn, he lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Prologue: The Ruins of an Old French Fort 3

Part I Sinclair's Retreat

1 The Death of General Butler 11

2 The Turnip Field 19

3 Drive Them Out 45

4 An Inquiry into the Causes of the Late Unfortunate Defeat 81

Part II War Dancing

5 Standing Armies 123

6 Mesopotamia 149

7 Mad Anthony 185

8 The Peaceful Intentions of the United Stales 218

9 Legion Ville 250

Part III The Black Snake March

10 Recovery 297

11 Fallen Timbers 325

12 Black Granite 352

Notes 389

Bibliography 419

Acknowledgments 427

Index 429

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Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hogeland presents a great historical perspective on a much forgotten period of American history. He also provides extensive notes and bibliography for those interested in further reading. I found his writing style to flow well and easy to read. Provided very informative background on some key figures in American military and political history.