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British Drums on the Southern Frontier

Author : Larry E. Ivers
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British Drums on the Southern Frontier: The Military Colonization of Georgia, 1733-1749

A Guide to the Study and Use of Military History

Author : John E. Jessup
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This Guide to the Study and Use of Military History is designed to foster an appreciation of the value of military history and explain its uses and the resources available for its study. It is not a work to be read and lightly tossed aside, but one the career soldier should read again or use as a reference at those times during his career when necessity or leisure turns him to the contemplation of the military past.

This Torrent of Indians

Author : Larry E. Ivers
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The southern frontier could be a cruel and unforgiving place during the early eighteenth century. The British colony of South Carolina was in proximity and traded with several Native American groups. The economic and military relationships between the colonialists and natives were always filled with tension but the Good Friday 1715 uprising surprised Carolinians by its swift brutality. Larry E. Ivers examines the ensuing lengthy war in This Torrent of Indians. Named for the Yamasee Indians because they were the first to strike, the war persisted for thirteen years and powerfully influenced colonial American history. While Ivers examines the reasons offered by recent scholars for the outbreak of the war—indebtedness to Anglo-American traders, fear of enslavement, and pernicious land grabbing—he concentrates on the military history of this long war and its impact on all inhabitants of the region: Spanish and British Europeans, African Americans, and most of all, the numerous Indian groups and their allies. Eventually defeated, the Indian tribes withdrew from South Carolina or made peace treaties that left the region ripe for colonial exploitation. Ivers’s detailed narrative and analyses demonstrates the horror and cruelty of a war of survival. The organization, equipment, and tactics used by South Carolinians and Indians were influenced by the differing customs but both sides acted with savage determination to extinguish their foes. Ultimately, it was the individuals behind the tactics that determined the outcomes. Ivers shares stories from both sides of the battlefield—tales of the courageous, faint of heart, inept, and the upstanding. He also includes a detailed account of black and Indian slave soldiers serving with distinction alongside white soldiers in combat. Ivers gives us an original and fresh, ground-level account of that critical period, 1715 to 1728, when the southern frontier was a very dangerous place.

Professional Journal of the United States Army

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Papers on the Constitution

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The Army's efforts in support of the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution took many different forms, including a Bicentennial Lecture Series. A group of distinguished historians presented papers that treat the whole spectrum of current research on the Constitution and its origins, especially the role of the Framers in the formation of the new Republic. Papers on the Constitution captures these scholars' pertinent, often intriguing, conclusions. The volume makes clear to the men and women of today's Army that the Framers of the Constitution established for all time the precedent that the military, subordinated to Congress, would remain the servant of the Republic, a tradition summarized in every Soldier's oath "to support the Constitution of the United States against all enemies . . . [and] to bear true faith and allegiance to the same."

Military Review

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The Alabama Historical Quarterly

Author : Marie Bankhead Owen
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The Southern Colonial Frontier 1607 1763

Author : Walter Stitt Robinson
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Roots of Conflict

Author : Douglas Edward Leach
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This lively book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. Douglas Leach reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that evolved before 1763 and became an important factor leading to the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Using research from both England and the United States, Leach provides a comprehensive study of this complex historical relationship. British professional armed forces first were stationed in significant numbers in the colonies during the last quarter of the seventeenth century. During early clashes in Virginia in the 1670s and in Boston and New York in the late 1680s, the colonists began to perceive the British standing army as a repressive force. The colonists rarely identified with the British military and naval personnel and often came to dislike them as individuals and groups. Not suprisingly, these hostile feelings were reciprocated by the British soldiers, who viewed the colonists as people who had failed to succeed at home and had chosen a crude existence in the wilderness. These attitudes hardened, and by the mid-eighteenth century an atmosphere of distrust and suspicion prevailed on both sides. With the outbreak of the French and Indian War in 1754, greater numbers of British regulars came to America. Reaching uprecedented levels, the increased contact intensified the British military's difficulty in finding shelter and acquiring needed supplies and troops from the colonists. Aristocratic British officers considered the provincial officers crude amateurs -- incompetent, ineffective, and undisciplined -- leading slovenly, unreliable troops. Colonists, in general, hindered the British military by profiteering whenever possible, denouncing taxation for military purposes, and undermining recruiting efforts. Leach shows that these attitudes, formed over decades of tension-breeding contact, are an important development leading up to the American Revolution.

Colonial South Carolina

Author : Robert M. Weir
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Colonial America 1607 1763

Author : Harry M. Ward
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A complete overview of issues, problems, development and lifestyles in the American colonies – from their founding to the climax of the colonial experience in the 1763, with America on the verge of the Revolution.

South Carolina Historical Magazine

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Tennessee Historical Quarterly

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Indians Settlers Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy

Author : Daniel H. Usner, Jr.
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Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783

Louisiana History

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Struggle for a Continent

Author : John Ferling
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America's origins are inextricably linked to warfare. In Struggle for a Continent, John Ferling tells the complex story of conquest and survival not only in the encounters between European settlers and the native peoples of North America, but also the North American wars among the great powers of Europe to win hegemony in America. While Professor Ferling's unflinching narrative recounts the heroism, anguish, terror, treachery, and barbarism of early American warfare, it also carefully addresses questions such as: the difference between the nature of warfare in America and that in Europe; who in the colonies soldiered in these wars; the changing role of the militia; and how warfare affected civilians. The author assesses the capabilities of America's amateur soldiers and Europe's professionals and examines the nature of Indian warfare. Finally Professor Ferling links the warfare of the colonial era to the American Revolution itself.

Parade of Memories

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The People of Georgia

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Southern Exposure

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The Georgia Genealogical Society Quarterly

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