Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America

Frontiersman: Daniel Boone and the Making of America

by Meredith Mason Brown


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807154458
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 08/12/2013
Series: Southern Biography Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 569,218
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Meredith Mason Brown, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, is a lawyer who lives in Stonington, Connecticut. His ancestors in Virginia and Kentucky knew Boone well.

Table of Contents

Preface     xiii
Chronology     xvii
Old Boone     1
Quakers in Pennsylvania, Settlers in Backcountry North Carolina     3
Braddock's Defeat: How Not to Fight Indians     12
A Good Wife     21
Long Hunts     28
Boone's First Hunts in Kentucky     39
Boone Begins to Open the Wilderness: The First Attempt to Settle Kentucky     54
Transylvania, the Wilderness Road, and the Building of Boonesborough     68
Dark and Bloody Ground: An Introduction to Kentucky during the Revolutionary War     91
The Capture and Rescue of the Girls     104
The Shawnees Capture Boone     115
Boone among the Shawnees     130
The Siege of Boonesborough     145
Indian Raids and the Battle of the Blue Licks     170
Whites and Indians     185
Trading and Land Speculation: Master of All He Surveyed?     200
Living Legend, Shrinking Fortune     216
Out to Missouri     226
Boone in Missouri     238
Last Days     252
Life after Death     260
Coda     274
Acknowledgments     285
Notes     287
BibliographicalNote     343
Index     357

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