Dark and Bloody Ground, The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier by Richard D. Blackmon. Softbound, 314 pages, 6" x 9". The American Revolution marked a dramatic change in the struggle for land along the Southern frontier. Before the war, American Indian leaders and British officials attempted to accommodate the westward expansion of Anglo-Americans through land cessions designed to have the least impact on American Indian societies. The region remained peaceful, but with the onset of the revolution the era of land treaties had passed and, and terms were now dictated by the frontier settlers. British officials who once provided oversight no longer exercised authority to curb the expansion of settlements deep within territory claimed by American Indians. Under these conditions, the war in the south took on a savage character-what today would be called total war-as Indians, British, Loyalists and Whigs all desperately fought fot their independence. The author uses a wealth of primary source material to recount and explain the events that marked the struggles of American Indians in the colonial South during one of the most turbulent periods of North American history.
Dark and Bloody Ground, The American Revolution Along the Southern Frontier
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