Daniel Boone: An American Life

Daniel Boone: An American Life

by Michael A. Lofaro


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813134628
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 03/07/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 581,363
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Michael A. Lofaro is Lindsay Young Professor of American and Cultural Studies and American literature at the University of Tennessee. A recognized authority on the early frontier and importance of frontier heroes such as Boone and Crockett in American life, he is the author or editor of twelve books, an online database, and over seventy-five articles.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Map xvi

Partial Genealogy of the Boone Family xviii

1 "Let the Girls Do the Spelling": The Boyhood of Daniel Boone 1

2 Soldier, Suitor, Hunter, Explorer 10

3 "In Quest of the Country of Kentucke" 26

4 Henderson's "Infamous Company of Land Pyrates": Transylvania 40

5 Cutting the Wilderness Road 53

6 Revolution and Rescue on the Frontier 65

7 Shel-tow-ee, Son of Blackfish 82

8 Patriot or Traitor?: Boonesborough Besieged 94

9 From Pauper to Legislator 108

10 "Our Affairs Became More and More Alarming": The Disaster at Blue Licks 121

11 "Your Land Is All Survayd": Prosperity, Debt, and Retreat 133

12 "I Want More Elbow-Room": Bound for Missouri 150

13 One Last Hunt: The Final Decade 161

14 "The Sons of Daniel Boone": A Hero's Legend and Legacy 178

Postscript 185

Notes 189

A Bibliographic Note and Bibliography 201

Index 211

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