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Into the American Woods: Negotiators on the Pennsylvania Frontier

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A stunning achievement. . . . A pathbreaking scholarly work by one of the nation's leading _historians of the interaction between Native Americans and European newcomers in early America.-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) James Merrell's brilliant book is an account of the go-betweens, the Europeans and Indians who moved between cultures on the Pennsylvania frontier in efforts to maintain the peace. It is also a reflection on the meanings of wilderness to the colonists and natives of the New World. From the Quaker colony's founding in the 1680s into the 1750s, Merrell shows us how the go-betweens survived in the woods, dealing with problems of food, travel, lodging, and safety, and how they sought to bridge the vast cultural gaps between the Europeans and the Indians. The futility of these efforts became clear in the sickening plummet into war after 1750. A stunningly original and exceedingly well-written account of diplomacy on the edge of the Pennsylvania wilderness.-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

James Merrell's brilliant book is an account of the "go-betweens," the Europeans and Indians who moved between cultures on the Pennsylvania frontier in efforts to maintain the peace. It is also a reflection on the meanings of wilderness to the colonists and natives of the New World. From the Quaker colony's founding in the 1680s into the 1750s, Merrell shows us how the go-betweens survived in the woods, dealing with problems of food, travel, lodging, and safety, and how they sought to bridge the vast cultural gaps between the Europeans and the Indians. The futility of these efforts became clear in the sickening plummet into war after 1750. "A stunningly original and exceedingly well-written account of diplomacy on the edge of the Pennsylvania wilderness."--

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-438) and index.

About the Author

is professor of history at Northwestern University and the author of (Norton), winner of the Bancroft Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319767
Author:
Merrell, James H.
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Merrell, James H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Negotiation
Subject:
Intercultural communication
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Pioneers
Subject:
Pennsylvania
Subject:
Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Pennsylvania History.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Pennsylvania.
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
US History-Colonial America
Copyright:
Series Volume:
106-562
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations and maps
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.23x5.48x1.12 in. .79 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
History and Social Science » Americana » Northeast
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History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America

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"Synopsis" by , James Merrell's brilliant book is an account of the "go-betweens," the Europeans and Indians who moved between cultures on the Pennsylvania frontier in efforts to maintain the peace. It is also a reflection on the meanings of wilderness to the colonists and natives of the New World. From the Quaker colony's founding in the 1680s into the 1750s, Merrell shows us how the go-betweens survived in the woods, dealing with problems of food, travel, lodging, and safety, and how they sought to bridge the vast cultural gaps between the Europeans and the Indians. The futility of these efforts became clear in the sickening plummet into war after 1750. "A stunningly original and exceedingly well-written account of diplomacy on the edge of the Pennsylvania wilderness."--
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