American Frontiers by Gregory H. Nobles
Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest

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Gregory Nobles shows how American leaders, beginning with Washington and Jefferson, pursued a policy of national expansion and development that enabled the United States to become the dominant power on the North American continent. Within this broad framework, he explores the settlers' diverse and complex interactions with Indians as enemies, allies, and trading partners. The result is a sensitive, perceptive account of the patterns of contact and conquest on America's frontiers over the course of four centuries.

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Gregory H. Nobles is the author of "Divisions Throughout the Whole: Politics and Society in Hampshire County, Massachusetts 1740-1775 "and "American Frontiers: Cultural Encounters and Continental Conquest, "and co-author of "Evolution and Revolution: American Society 1600-1820. "His articles have appeared in journals such as the "William and Mary Quarterly, "the" Journal of Social History, "and the "Journal of American History. "He has held numerous research grants, including three from the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has been a Fellow at the Charles Warren Center at Harvard University and at the American Antiquarian Society, where he was elected to membership in 1995. He has also been a Fulbright Senior Scholar in New Zealand (1995), and in 2002 he will hold a Fulbright Distinguished Professorship in the Netherlands, the John Adams Chair in American History at the University of Amsterdam.
Published January 1, 1997 by Hill & Wang Pub. 286 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The author confesses he had to ""unlearn"" much of what he knew about the American frontier to write this complex, nuanced picture of white-Indian relations.

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