Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
The Legacy of Fort William Henry (Paperback)
  • The Legacy of Fort William Henry (Paperback)
zoom

The Legacy of Fort William Henry (Paperback)

(author)
£23.00
Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect
Fort William Henry, America's early frontier fort at the southern end of Lake George, New York, was a flashpoint for conflict between the British and French empires in America. The fort is perhaps best known as the site of a massacre of British soldiers by Native Americans allied with the French that took place in 1757. Over the past decade, new and exciting archeological findings, in tandem with modern forensic methods, have changed our view of life at the fort prior to the massacre, by providing physical evidence of the role that Native Americans played on both sides of the conflict. Intertwining recent revelations with those of the past, Starbuck creates a lively narrative beginning with the earliest Native American settlement on Lake George. He pays special attention to the fort itself: its reconstruction in the 1950s, the major discoveries of the 1990s, and the archeological disclosures of the past few years. He further discusses the importance of forensic anthropology in uncovering the secrets of the past, reviews key artifacts discovered at the fort, and considers the relevance of Fort William Henry and its history in the twenty-first century. Three appendixes treat exhibits since the 1950s; foodways; and General Daniel Webb's surrender letter of August 17, 1757.

Publisher: University Press of New England
ISBN: 9781611685473
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 9 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Starbuck's work would serve well in an introductory historical archaeology class, and fulfill several roles. Its narrative on the process of archaeology would be a useful instructional tool, particularly for working within tourist-oriented sites (indeed, it invites comparison with Colonial Williamsburg, St. Mary's City, and the like). Starbuck's ability to show connections between the fort and the surrounding countryside make it also quite pertinent for the New York region. Finally, as it focuses on a major conflict, it would be work well for a class in need of a conflict-oriented reading."-- "Historical Archaeolgy"
"The Legacy of Fort William Henry introduces . . . the remains of "Burial 14," which suggests a remarkable tale to rival James Fennimore Cooper's imagination and, perhaps, reshape public memory of the fort's meaning. . . . By framing this new story of Burial 14 within scholarship that emphasizes the broader context of the Seven Years' War, we can see Fort William Henry as a place that embodied the powerful forces of colonialism that were remaking a continent and pulling an extraordinarily diverse group of people from across America and the Atlantic Ocean to meet at one fateful spot."-- "New York History"

You may also be interested in...

The American Civil War
Added to basket
American Caesars
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Battle Cry of Freedom
Added to basket
The Men Who United the States
Added to basket
Empire of the Summer Moon
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Phoenix Squadron
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Not In Your Lifetime
Added to basket
Conquistadors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Hard Choices
Added to basket
Clandestine In Chile
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.