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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.

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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1. So in Fear of Both the Indians and the Americans
  2. pp. 25-40
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  1. 2. King Payne and His Policies: A Framework for Understanding the Diplomacy of the Seminoles of La Chua, 1784–1812
  2. pp. 41-53
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  1. 3. Epilogue to the War of 1812: The Monroe Administration, American Anglophobia, and the First Seminole War
  2. pp. 54-102
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  1. 4. Mr. Rhea’s Missing Letter and the First Seminole War
  2. pp. 103-127
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  1. 5. Strategy, Operations, and Tactics in the Second Seminole War, 1835–1842
  2. pp. 128-154
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  1. 6. Seminole Strategy, 1812–1858: A Prospectus for Further Research
  2. pp. 155-180
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  1. 7. “It is a negro, not an Indian war”: Southampton, St. Domingo, and the Second Seminole War
  2. pp. 181-208
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  1. 8. South Carolina Volunteersin the Second Seminole War: A Nullifier Debacle as Prelude to the Palmetto State Gubernatorial Election of 1836
  2. pp. 209-236
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  1. 9. Forgotten Struggle: The Second Creek War in West Florida, 1837–1854
  2. pp. 237-260
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  1. For Further Reading
  2. pp. 261-265
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 267-269
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813045146
Related ISBN
9780813035253
MARC Record
OCLC
801840927
Pages
288
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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