Seeds of Empire: The American Revolutionary Conquest of the Iroquois (Paperback)Max M. Mintz (author)
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Seeds of Empire recreates the events surrounding General John Sullivan's scorched-earth campaign against the Six Nations of the American Indians of New York and the Eastern territories in 1779, following the surrender of General John Burgoyne's British army at the Battle of Saratoga. Mintz's meticulous historical research and renowned storytelling ability give life to this arresting narrative as it probes the mechanisms of the American Revolution and the structure and function of the Iroquois Six Nations.
Publisher: New York University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 365 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"Max Mintz's fascinating account is packed with colorful details. A lively narrative that succinctly traces the twists and turns of the wilderness warfare that raged on the northwestern frontier of the Confederation. A wonderful, fast paced read about an important dimension of the revolutionary struggle that has finally received the attention it deserves."-Richard Buel Jr.,Wesleyan University
"In an unsparing and meticulously researched narrative, Mintz confronts the hard facts of a seamy side of the Revolution, a warfare in which both sides aimed at desolation and succeeded."-Edmund S. Morgan,Yale University
"Max Mintz, in sparkling prose, reminds us that war on the frontier of Revolutionary America was vitally important and that the Iroquois side of the story demands further investigation."-Don Higginbotham,University of North Carolina
"Packed with juicy nuggets of detail and clearly the result of prodigious research in primary sources."-William and Mary Quarterly
"A valuable addition to American history."-Fore Word
"Mintz's extensive knowledge of Revolutionary War figures and his gift to make them live illuminates descriptions of Gen. John Sullivan, Mohawk Joseph Brant, and others."-Library Journal
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