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Tecumseh and Brock

Author: James Laxer
Publisher: Toronto : House of Anansi, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the turn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is at the height of its ascendancy; Napoleonic France is struggling to maintain its position as a world power; and the incumbent American empire is quickly expanding its territory, while the Native peoples struggle to establish their own confederacy, their own independent nation. Bestselling author, historian, political scientist, and scholar James Laxer  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Tecumseh; Isaac Brock; Isaac Brock
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Laxer
ISBN: 9781770891951 1770891951
OCLC Number: 771915289
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Author's Note; Introduction: Two Wars in One; 1. Tecumseh, the Shooting Star; 2. A Warrior's Odyssey; 3. A New Power; 4. Isaac Brock and the Defence of the Canadas; 5. Showdown; 6. The Prophet; 7. Brock on the Eve of War; 8. The United States Declares War on Great Britain; 9. Two Warriors; 10. The Capture of Fort Detroit; 11. Death of the General; 12. York in Flames; 13. Tecumseh's Last Days; 14. The Creek War; 15. Out of the Furnace of War, an Upper Canadian Identity; 16. Bloody Niagara; 17. Rockets' Red Glare; 18. American Victories at Lake Champlain and New Orleans.
Responsibility: James Laxer.

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At the turn of the nineteenth century, the British Empire is at the height of its ascendancy; Napoleonic France is struggling to maintain its position as a world power; and the incumbent American empire is quickly expanding its territory, while the Native peoples struggle to establish their own confederacy, their own independent nation. Bestselling author, historian, political scientist, and scholar James Laxer offers a fresh and compelling view of this decisive war - which historians have long treated as a second American revolution - by bringing to life the Native struggle for nationhood and.

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