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The Creek War of 1813 and 1814 (1895)

by Henry S. Halbert, T. H. Ball

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this 2 vol work stood for 100 years as the authority on Creek Indian Wars of 1813-14. Many recent books since 1990 add to this body of work, few surpass it. ( )
  antiqueart | Nov 24, 2013 |
For more than a century this Victorian work has remained the definitive history of the Creek War of 1813-1814. This is the conflict that weakened the largest Indian nation within the claimed boundaries of the United States, vaulted Andrew Jackson to national fame, and ultimately opened the Deep South to commercial exploitation through slavery. Halbert and Ball are ahead of their time in striving to understand the motives of Indians who fought in the war, rather than simply viewing them as a barrier to inevitable white domination. In this the authors were unsurpassed until 1993, when Joel Martin published Sacred Revolt, analyzing the Creek War as a religious endeavor.
  Muscogulus | Jul 29, 2012 |
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Henry S. Halbertprimary authorall editionscalculated
Ball, T. H.main authorall editionsconfirmed
Owsley, Frank Lawrence, Jr.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This work proposes to give as accurate an account as can now be obtained from written and printed records, from traditions, and from personal observation, of that portion of American history known as the Creek War of 1813 and 1814.
And the conclusion reached here is, that the “Creek War,” as waged by the whites against the Creeks, was out of all fair proportion as compared with the “Creek War” as waged by the Creeks against the whites.
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The first edition of Halbert and Ball's Creek War was published in 1895, and a new edition containing an introductory essay, supplementary notes, a bibliography, and an index by Frank L. Owsley Jr., was published in 1969. This standard account of one of the most controversial wars in which Americans have fought is again available, with introductory materials and a bibliography revised to reflect the advances in scholarship since the 1969 edition. This facsimile reproduction of the 1895 original provides a full and sympathetic account of the Indians' point of view, from the earliest visit of the great Shawnee chief Tecumseh to the southern tribes in 1811, through the buildup of apprehension and hostilities leading to the fateful battles at Burnt Corn, Fort Mims, and Holy Ground.

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