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A Conquering Spirit: Fort Mims and the Redstick War of 1813-1814
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Alabama Pr
Publication date May 19, 2009
Pages 414
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780817355739
ISBN-10 0817355731
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
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Original list price $34.95
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The Fort Mims massacre changed the course of American history in many ways, not the least of which was the ensuing rise of one Andrew Jackson to the national stage. The unprecedented Indian victory over the encroaching Americans who were bent on taking their lands and destroying their culture horrified many and injured the young nation's pride. Tragedies such as this one have always rallied Americans to a common cause: a single-minded determination to destroy the enemy and avenge the fallen. The August 30, 1813, massacre at Fort Mims, involving hundreds of dead men, women, and children, was just such a spark.

Gregory Waselkov tells compellingly the story of this fierce battle at the fortified plantation home of Samuel Mims in the Tensaw District of the Mississippi Territory. With valuable maps, tables, and artifact illustrations, Waselkov looks closely at the battle to cut through the legends and misinformation that have grown around the event almost from the moment the last flames died at the smoldering ruins. At least as important as the details of the battle, though, is his elucidation of how social forces remarkably converged to spark the conflict and how reverberations of the battle echo still today, nearly two hundred years later.



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from Univ of Alabama Pr (November 4, 2006)
9780817314910 | details & prices | 414 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.50 in. | 2.05 lbs | List price $45.00
About: Nationwide repercussions to a bloody battle on the southern frontier.
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from Univ of Alabama Pr (May 19, 2009)
9780817355739 | details & prices | 414 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The Fort Mims massacre changed the course of American history in many ways, not the least of which was the ensuing rise of one Andrew Jackson to the national stage.

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