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The changing relationship of Joseph Brant, a young Mohawk, and Samuel Kirkland, the son of a colonial clergyman, from their first meeting at a New England boarding school, is set against the role of the Native American peoples in North America during the American Revolution and the shaping of the postwar borderland between the United States and British Canada. 20,000 first printing.Biografía del autor:
Alan Taylor is a professor of history at the University of California at Davis and a contributing editor at The New Republic. He is the author of Liberty Men and Great Proprietors, American Colonies, and William Cooper’s Town which won the Bancroft and Pulitzer prizes for American history.
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Descripción Alfred A. Knopf, Borzoi Books, Random House, Inc., New York, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. BRILLIANT: NEW Stated First Edition hardcover (Orig. February 2006) First Printing, FINE uniformly clipped (c. 0.25" on the diagonal) mylar-protected dust-jacket w/ sharp NEW edges & showing orig. $35.00 pub. price at top-right inside-front flyleaf, IMMACULATE text-block exterior w/ smooth-cut top & bottom edges & cut-page-style "deckle" side-edging, NEW cover w/ burnt-orange laid-paper wrapping spine & extending 1.74" onto front & back panels handsomely covered in pale-lemon-cream laid paper w/ AS-NEW edges & corners & titles ELEGANTLY gilt-stamped on spine, IMPECCABLE cream-white card-stock end-papers, NEW sewn binding w/ tight signatures & red-gold-checked cloth bands at spine-caps, PRISTINE interior handsomely printed in Adobe Jenson on EXCELLENT unblemished archival paper * 6.50" x 9.50" x 1.62", 0.96 kg, 542 pp. * In 1761, at a boarding school in New England, a young Mohawk Indian named Joseph Brant first met Samuel Kirkland, the son of a colonial clergyman. They began a long & intense relationship that would redefine North America. For nearly 50 years, their lives intertwined, at first as close friends but later as bitter foes. Kirkland served American expansion as a missionary & agent, promoting Indian conversion & dispossession. Brant pursued an alternative future for the continent by defending an Indian borderland nestled between the British in Canada & the Americans, rather than divided by them. By telling their dramatic story, Alan Taylor illuminates the dual borders that consolidated the new American nation after the Revolution. By constricting Indians within reservation lines, the Americans sought to control their northern boundary w/ the British Empire, which lingered in Canada. The border became firm as thousands of settlers established farms, held as private property, all around the new reservations. This struggle also pitted the federal government against the leaders of New York, competing to control the lands & the Indians of the border country. They contended for the highest of stakes because the transformation of Indian land constructed the wealth & the power of states, nations, & empires in North America. In addition to land, the frontier contest pivoted on murders, which repeatedly tested who had legal jurisdiction: Indians or newcomers. To assert power, the contending regimes sought to try & execute Indians or settlers who killed one another. To defend native autonomy, however, the Indians asserted an alternative by 'covering the graves' of victims w/ presents to console their kin. When the gallows replaced covered graves, the Indians lost their middle position as free peoples. Taylor breaks w/ the stereotype of Indians as defiant but doomed traditionalists, as noble but futile defenders of ancient ways. In fact, the borderland Indians demonstrated remarkable adaptability & creativity in coping w/ the contending powers & w/ the growing numbers of invading settlers. Led by Joseph Brant, the natives tried to manage, rather than entirely to block, the process of settlement. Taylor shows that they did so in ways meant to preserve Indian autonomy & prosperity. Rather than sell lands for a song to governments, the Indians sought greater control & revenue by leasing lands directly to settler tenants. But neither the British nor the American leaders could accept Indians as landlords, as competitors in the construction of power from land in North America. Once a 'middle ground,' the borderland became a divided ground, partitioned between the British Empire & the American republic. * ABOUT THE AUTHOR: ALAN TAYLOR is a professor of history at the University of California at Davis & a contributing editor at The New Republic. He is the author of "Liberty Men & Great Proprietors", "American Colonies", & "William Coopers Town" which won the Bancroft & Pulitzer prizes for American history. Nº de ref. del artículo: 008682
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