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Chronicles of Border Warfare, Alexander Scott Withers

Author Name    Alexander Scott Withers

Title   Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Paperback, 447 pages

ISBN Number    0-87012-000-X / 9780870120008

   15

Or, A History of the Settlement by the Whites, of Northwestern Virginia, and of the Indian Wars and Massacres in that Section of the State with Reflections, Anecdotes, &c.

First published in 1895, Chronicles of Border Warfare details the western Virginia settlers' experiences with Indian unrest and savage killings. The author clearly states first, however, that the Indians' brutality was in direct response to the landlust and selfishness of the English and American settlers.

Chronicles of Border Warfare is a fascinating collection of these struggles, almost entirely written from eyewitness accounts. Detailing the settlements west of the Alleghenies, Withers tells us of early settlers' lives along the James, Kanawha, and Ohio Rivers.

This history begins in the time when the British and French vied for the trackless wilderness to create a New World Empire. It takes the reader through the French and Indian War and chronicles battles, depredations and the suffering of early settlers. We join the Zanes and other notable characters along the Ohio. Here is the war of 1774, Boone's settlement and struggles in Kentucky and Lord Dunmore's War.

As the American War of Independence erupts the British elicit the aid of savage Indian allies against the young America and the border once more is aflame with warfare and massacre. Peace with the British brings no respite and the bloody conflict continues between the settlers and native Americans to its bitter conclusion. This is an engrossing but grueling account-filled with detail and incident-of savagery, tenacity and endurance as people struggle to build or keep a place for themselves in the world. An essential piece of research on the subject.

Price = 16.95 USD


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