The Life of George Rogers Clark 1752 1818

This biography presents a refreshingly new and comprehensive interpretation of the life of George Rogers Clark.

Author: Kenneth Charles Carstens

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015059274855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 348

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This biography presents a refreshingly new and comprehensive interpretation of the life of George Rogers Clark.

George Rogers Clark

Biography of George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), American Revolution soldier and frontiersman.

Author: Temple Bodley


ISBN: UOM:39015059448467

Category: United States

Page: 425

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Biography of George Rogers Clark (1752-1818), American Revolution soldier and frontiersman.

George Rogers Clark and William Croghan

A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove Gwynne Tuell Potts ... James Fisher, “A Forgotten Hero Remembered, Revered and Revised,” in The Life of George Rogers Clark, 17521818: Triumphs and Tragedies, ed.

Author: Gwynne Tuell Potts

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813178684

Category: History

Page: 320

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This dual biography focuses on the lives of two very different men who fought for and settled the American West and whose vision secured the old Northwest Territory for the new nation. The two represented contrasting American experiences: famed military leader George Rogers Clark was from the Virginia planter class. William Croghan was an Irish immigrant with tight family ties to the British in America. Yet their lives would intersect in ways that would make independence and western settlement possible. The war experiences of Clark and Croghan epitomize the American course of the Revolution. Croghan fought in the Revolutionary War at Trenton and spent the winter of 1777–1778 at Valley Forge with George Washington and LaFayette before being taken prisoner at Charleston. Clark, known as the "Hannibal of the West," was famous for his victorious Illinois campaign against the British and as an Indian fighter. Following the war, Croghan became Clark's deputy surveyor of military lands for the Virginia State Line, enabling him to acquire some 54,000 acres on the edge of the American frontier. Croghan's marriage to Lucy Clark, George Rogers Clark's sister, solidified his position in society. Clark, however, was regularly called by Virginia and the federal government to secure peace in the Ohio River Valley, leading to his financial ruin and emotional decline. Croghan remained at Clark's side throughout it all, even as he prospered in the new world they had fought to create, while Clark languished. These men nevertheless worked and eventually lived together, bound by the familial connections they shared and a political ideology honed by the Revolution.

George Rogers Clark

William R. Nester resurrects the story of Clark's triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years.

Author: William R. Nester


ISBN: 0806142944

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 386

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George Rogers Clark (1752-1818) led four victorious campaigns against the Indians and British in the Ohio Valley during the American Revolution, but his most astonishing coup was recapturing Fort Sackville in 1779, when he was only twenty-six. For eighteen days, in the dead of winter, Clark and his troops marched through bone-chilling nights to reach the fort. With a deft mix of guile and violence, Clark led his men to triumph, without losing a single soldier. Although historians have ranked him among the greatest rebel commanders, Clark's name is all but forgotten today. William R. Nester resurrects the story of Clark's triumphs and his downfall in this, the first full biography of the man in more than fifty years. Nester attributes Clark's successes to his drive and daring, good luck, charisma, and intellect. Born of a distinguished Virginia family, Clark wielded an acute understanding of human nature, both as a commander and as a diplomat. His interest in the natural world was an inspiration to lifelong friend Thomas Jefferson, who asked him in 1784 to lead a cross-country expedition to the Pacific and back. Clark turned Jefferson down. Two decades later, his youngest brother, William, would become the Clark celebrated as a member of the Corps of Discovery. By the beginning of the nineteenth century, though, George Rogers Clark may not have been fit to command any expedition. After the revolution, he raged against the government and pledged fealty to other nations, leading to his arrest under the Sedition Act. The inner demons that fueled Clark's anger also drove him to excessive drinking. He died at the age of sixty-five, bitter, crippled, and alcoholic. He was, Nester shows, a self-destructive hero: a volatile, multidimensional man whose glorying in war ultimately engaged him in conflicts far removed from the battlefield and against himself.

George Rogers Clark

Clark , George Rogers , 1752-1818 — Childhood and youth - Juvenile literature . 2. Frontier and pioneer life - Northwest , Old — Juvenile literature . 3. Pioneer children - Northwest , Old — Biography — Juvenile literature . 4.

Author: Katharine E. Wilkie

Publisher: Patria PressInc

ISBN: 188285943X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 124

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Childhood of the explorer and soldier who won the Northwest Territory for the United States during the Revolutionary War.

George Rogers Clark

George Rogers Clark / Michael Burgan. p. cm. — (Revolutionary War leaders) Includes bibliographical ... Clark, George Rogers, 1752-1818—Juvenile literature. 2. Generals —United States—Biography—Juvenile literature. 3. United States.

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438125084

Category: Electronic books

Page: 81

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Profiles the life of frontiersman George Rogers Clark, who during the Revolutionary War led the Virginia militia to victory over the British on the wilderness frontier.

Peckuwe 1780

Bakeless, John, Background to Glory: The Life of George Rogers Clark (1957) Barker, Gerry, Some Thoughts on Scouts and Spies (2010) Carstens, Kenneth C. and Nancy (eds.), The Life of George Rogers Clark, 17521818: Triumphs and ...

Author: John F. Winkler

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472828866

Category: History

Page: 97

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As the Revolutionary War raged on fields near the Atlantic, Native Americans and British rangers fought American settlers on the Ohio River frontier in warfare of unsurpassed ferocity. When their attacks threatened to drive the Americans from their settlements in Kentucky, Daniel Boone, Simon Kenton and other frontiersmen guided an army of 970 Kentuckians into what is now Ohio to attack the principal Native American bases from which the raids emanated. This superbly illustrated book traces Colonel George Rogers Clark's lightning expedition to destroy Chalawgatha and Peckuwe, and describes how on 8 August 1780 his Kentuckians clashed with an army of 450 Native Americans, under Black Hoof, Buckongahelas and Girty, at the battle of Peckuwe. It would be the largest Revolutionary War battle on the Ohio River frontier.

George Rogers Clark

The life and times of George Rogers Clark / by Russell Roberts. p. cm. — (Profiles in American history) ... Clark, George Rogers, 17521818—Juvenile literature. 2. Generals— United States—Biography—Juvenile literature. 3. United States.

Author: Russell Roberts

Publisher: Mitchell Lane

ISBN: 9781545749906

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Many people do not realize that there were two theaters of warfare during the American Revolution. One was in the east, with George Washington and his Continental Army. The other was in the west, with George Rogers Clark and his spirited volunteers trying to hold off the British and their Native American allies.The story of George Rogers Clark is one of courage, bravery, and daring in the face of overwhelming odds. Often finding himself in what appeared to be a hopeless situation, Clark used skill and ingenuity to improvise his way to repeated victories. He was the fabled Long Knife, known far and wide not only for his brutality but also for his honesty and bravery. His victories played a key part in helping America win the War of Independence.

Encyclopedia of American Indian History 4 volumes

The Life of George Rogers Clark, 17521818: Triumps and Tragedies. Edited by Nancy Son Carstens. Westport, CT: Praeger. Clark, George Rogers. [1791] 1966. Clark's Memoir, from English's Conquest of the Country.

Author: Bruce E. Johansen

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098187

Category: Social Science

Page: 1423

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This new four-volume encyclopedia is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available on the history of Native Americans, providing a lively, authoritative survey ranging from human origins to present-day controversies. • Approximately 450 entries within four separate volumes • Approximately 110 contributors from among the foremost scholars in the fields, including Troy Johnson on self-determination movements, Richard King on sports mascots, and Jon Rehyner on recovery of Native languages • Hundreds of images, including illustrations, photographs, and maps • A series of helpful research tools rounding out the fourth volume, including an extensive chronology, topical bibliography, and a comprehensive index

To the Vast and Beautiful Land

... The Life of George Rogers Clark (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1928; repr., New York: Greenwood, 1969): 114–15; Lowell Harrison, “George Rogers Clark: The Early Years,” in The Life of George Rogers Clark, 17521818, ed.

Author: Light Townsend Cummins

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781623497415

Category: History

Page: 290

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To the Vast and Beautiful Land gathers eleven essays written by Light Townsend Cummins, a foremost authority on Texas and Louisiana during the Spanish colonial era, and traces the arc of the author’s career over a quarter of a century. Each essay includes a new introduction linking the original article to current scholarship and forms the connective tissue for the volume. A new bibliography updates and supplements the sources cited in the essays. From the “enduring community” of Anglo-American settlers in colonial Natchez to the Gálvez family along the Gulf Coast and their participation in the American Revolution, Cummins shows that mercantile commerce and land acquisition went hand-in-hand as dual motivations for the migration of English-speakers into Louisiana and Texas. Mercantile trade dominated by Anglo-Americans increasingly tied the Mississippi valley and western Gulf Coast to the English-speaking ports of the Atlantic world bridging two centuries, shifting it away from earlier French and Spanish commercial patterns. As a result, Anglo-Americans moved to the region as residents and secured land from Spanish authorities, who often welcomed them with favorable settlement policies. This steady flow of settlement set the stage for families such as the Austins—first Moses and later his son Stephen—to take root and further “Anglocize” a colonial region. Taken together, To the Vast and Beautiful Land makes a new contribution to the growing literature on the history of the Spanish borderlands in North America.