+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
America'S Hundred Years' War : U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763-1858 - William S. Belko

America'S Hundred Years' War

U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 1763-1858

By: William S. Belko (Editor)

Hardcover

Published: 23rd January 2011
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
RRP $207.99
$148.25
29%
OFF
or 4 easy payments of $37.06 with Learn more

Other Available Formats (Hide)

"These essays explore the context and meaning of the three Seminole Wars in a way that illustrates how the conflicts intersected the mainstream of American history. America's longest wars truly impacted the country's national development."--Gene Allen Smith, coeditor of Nexus of Empire: Negotiating Loyalty and Identity in the Revolutionary Borderlands, 1760s-1820s
 
"This book makes several important contributions to the history and ethnohistory of the Seminole Wars. This may be the first time a book has placed the wars with the Seminoles in such detailed American political context."--Gregory A. Waselkov, author of A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814
 
Conventional history narratives tell us that in the early years of the Republic, the United States fought three wars against the Seminole Indians and two against the Creeks. However, William Belko and the contributors to America's Hundred Years' War argue that we would do better to view these events as moments of heightened military aggression punctuating a much longer period of conflict in the Gulf Coast region.

Featuring essays on topics ranging from international diplomacy to Seminole military strategy, the volume urges us to reconsider the reasons for and impact of early U.S. territorial expansion. It highlights the actions and motivations of Indians and African Americans during the period and establishes the groundwork for research that is more balanced and looks beyond the hopes and dreams of whites.

America's Hundred Years' War offers more than a chronicle of the politics and economics of international rivalry. It provides a narrative of humanity and inhumanity, arrogance and misunderstanding, and outright bloodshed between vanquisher and vanquished as well.

"A valuable contribution to the literature and certainly achieves its objective of highlighting America's Hundred Years' War."--"The Journal of Southern History"

"This volume is necessary reading for any scholar of southeastern Native Americans, those interested in Florida history, and an excellent case study of the complex consequences of American expansion and Manifest Destiny."--"Southern Historian"

"Largely historical in scope and approach and is successful in placing this relatively small-scale history on the national and international stage. The scholarship of Florida history desperately needs this approach, and William Belko's book serves this cause very well."--"Florida Historical Quarterly"

"Provides scholars and avocational historians with useful, important insights into U.S. expansion in the South, an area often overshadowed by the settlement of the West."--"The Chronicles of Oklahoma"

A valuable contribution to the literature and certainly achieves its objective of highlighting America s Hundred Years War. "The Journal of Southern History"
"
This volume is necessary reading for any scholar of southeastern Native Americans, those interested in Florida history, and an excellent case study of the complex consequences of American expansion and Manifest Destiny. "Southern Historian"
"
Largely historical in scope and approach and is successful in placing this relatively small-scale history on the national and international stage. The scholarship of Florida history desperately needs this approach, and William Belko s book serves this cause very well. "Florida Historical Quarterly"
"
Provides scholars and avocational historians with useful, important insights into U.S. expansion in the South, an area often overshadowed by the settlement of the West. "The Chronicles of Oklahoma"
"
A compelling argument for a re-examination of the Gulf region s complex history. "America s Hundred Years War "does an excellent job of pointing out the myriad of political, racial, and cultural influences that shaped the era s development in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. "War in History"
"
Will be of interest to historians of the borderlands, American expansion, Native Americans, and the Gulf Coast and Southeast during the early republic and antebellum periods. "Journal of the Early Republic"
"
Largely historical in scope and approach and is successful in placing this relatively small-scale history on the national and international stage. The scholarship of Florida history desperately needs this approach, and William Belko s book serves this cause very well. Florida Historical Quarterly
"
Provides scholars and avocational historians with useful, important insights into U.S. expansion in the South, an area often overshadowed by the settlement of the West. The Chronicles of Oklahoma
"
This volume is necessary reading for any scholar of southeastern Native Americans, those interested in Florida history, and an excellent case study of the complex consequences of American expansion and Manifest Destiny. Southern Historian
"
A valuable contribution to the literature and certainly achieves its objective of highlighting America s Hundred Years War. The Journal of Southern History
"
A compelling argument for a re-examination of the Gulf region s complex history. America s Hundred Years War does an excellent job of pointing out the myriad of political, racial, and cultural influences that shaped the era s development in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. War in History
"
Will be of interest to historians of the borderlands, American expansion, Native Americans, and the Gulf Coast and Southeast during the early republic and antebellum periods. Journal of the Early Republic
"
"This volume is necessary reading for any scholar of southeastern Native Americans, those interested in Florida history, and an excellent case study of the complex consequences of American expansion and Manifest Destiny."--Southern Historian

"Will be of interest to historians of the borderlands, American expansion, Native Americans, and the Gulf Coast and Southeast during the early republic and antebellum periods."--Journal of the Early Republic

"A valuable contribution to the literature and certainly achieves its objective of highlighting America's Hundred Years' War."--The Journal of Southern History

"Largely historical in scope and approach and is successful in placing this relatively small-scale history on the national and international stage. The scholarship of Florida history desperately needs this approach, and William Belko's book serves this cause very well."--Florida Historical Quarterly

"Provides scholars and avocational historians with useful, important insights into U.S. expansion in the South, an area often overshadowed by the settlement of the West."--The Chronicles of Oklahoma

"A compelling argument for a re-examination of the Gulf region's complex history. America's Hundred Years' War does an excellent job of pointing out the myriad of political, racial, and cultural influences that shaped the era's development in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century."--War in History

List of Illustrationsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
So in Fear of Both the Indians and the Americansp. 25
King Payne and His Policies: A Framework for Understanding the Diplomacy of the Seminoles of La Chua, 1784-1812p. 41
Epilogue to the War of 1812: The Monroe Administration, American Anglophobia, and the First Seminole Warp. 54
Mr. Rhea's Missing Letter and the First Seminole Warp. 103
Strategy, Operations, and Tactics in the Second Seminole War, 1835-1842p. 128
Seminole Strategy, 1812-1858: A Prospectus for Further Researchp. 155
"It is a negro, not an Indian war": Southampton, St. Domingo, and the Second Seminole Warp. 181
South Carolina Volunteers in the Second Seminole War: A Nullifier Debacle as Prelude to the Palmetto State Gubernatorial Election of 1836p. 209
Forgotten Struggle: The Second Creek War in West Florida, 1837-1854p. 237
For Further Readingp. 261
List of Contributorsp. 267
Indexp. 271
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780813035253
ISBN-10: 0813035252
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23rd January 2011
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.51  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54