[ Read Reading ] William Henry Harrison and the Conquest of the Ohio Country: Frontier Fighting in the War of 1812 Author David Curtis Skaggs – Selindameditasyon.com

William Henry Harrison and the Conquest of the Ohio Country: Frontier Fighting in the War of 1812 In his study of William Henry Harrison, David Curtis Skaggs sheds light on the role of citizen soldiers in taming the wilderness of the old Northwest Perhaps best known for the Whig slogan inTippecanoe and Tyler Too Harrison used his efforts to pacify Native Americans and defeat the British in the War ofto promote a political career that eventually elevated him to the presidencyHarrison exemplified the citizen soldier on the Ohio frontier in the days when white men settled on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains at their peril Punctuated by almost continuous small scale operations and sporadic larger engagements, warfare in this region revolved around a shifting system of alliances among various Indian tribes, government figures, white settlers, and business leadersSkaggs focuses on Harrison s early life and military exploits, especially his role on Major General Anthony Wayne s staff during the Fallen Timbers campaign and Harrison s leadership of the Tippecanoe campaign He explores how the military and its leaders performed in the age of a small standing army and part time, Cincinnatus like forces This richly detailed work reveals how the military and Indian policies of the early republic played out on the frontier, freshly revisiting a subject central to American history how white settlers tamed the west and at what cost

About the Author: David Curtis Skaggs

An historian specializing in colonial America and the early Republic, David Curtis Skaggs, Jr is professor emeritus at Bowling Green State University.

10 thoughts on “William Henry Harrison and the Conquest of the Ohio Country: Frontier Fighting in the War of 1812

  1. Mark Mark says:

    William Henry Harrison is unusual among American presidents in that his career before becoming president was farimportant to history than his presidency While the abbreviated tenure in the office a mere 31 days was undoubtedly a factor in this, it would have been difficult for him to have improved on his pre presidential achievements even if he had served a full term in the White House For as David Curtis Skaggs demonstrates in his study

  2. Margaret Sankey Margaret Sankey says:

    Solid history of the War of 1812 in the Old Northwest, focusing on reconstructing the constant small scale engagements and the effect of that kind of deployment on the local militias drawn from settlers Skaggs has clearly absorbed these scattered sources over a lifetime of thinking and teaching, and the smooth, thoughtful synthesis shows.

  3. Jerome Jerome says:

    A well written history of Harrison s northwestern campaign as well as Harrison s military career up to that point Skaggs argues that Harrison is a perfect example of American generalship during the war the last American war in which the senior generals would be prominent citizens rather than professional soldiers Skaggs covers Harrison s experience at Fallen Timbers in 1794, as territorial governor of Indiana, and at Tippecanoe before describing his ca

  4. Brian Andersen Brian Andersen says:

    I recognize the value and hard work of the author but I didn t enjoy the book despite my strong interest in the subject matter I ve read many books on Harrison s life and this time period but I found the style here a bit too technical for my tastes so I tended to skim through many parts Perhaps I I visit this again.

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