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America's Hundred Years' War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 17631858

William S. Belko

Abstract

Conventional history narratives tell us that in the early years of the Republic, the United States fought three wars against the Seminole Indians and two against the Creeks. However, this book argues that we would do better to view these events as moments of heightened military aggression punctuating a much longer period of conflict in the Gulf Coast region. Featuring chapters on topics ranging from international diplomacy to Seminole military strategy, the volume urges us to reconsider the reasons for and impact of early U.S. territorial expansion. It highlights the actions and motivations of ... More

Keywords: Republic, United States, Seminole Indians, Creeks, military aggression, Gulf Coast, international diplomacy, military strategy, territorial expansion, African Americans

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035253
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035253.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

William S. Belko, editor
University of West Florida

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