William Hogeland - Autumn of the Black Snake: The Creation of the U.S. Army and the Invasion That Opened the West

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In his fifth book, Hogeland, an independent historian whose works include The Whiskey Rebellion and Declaration, looks back to 1791, when a seemingly inconsequential encounter between a ragtag band of militiamen and a skilled group of Native American warriors moved President Washington to call for the formation of a standing army. Hogeland presents the political arguments for and against a national armed force, profiles the leaders involved, and follows the early accomplishments of the Legion of the United States, which was led by General “Mad” Anthony Wayne. Wayne’s prowess was so admired by Native Americans that they gave him the honorary name, “Black Snake.” He later went on crush many of these tribes, opening the way to westward expansion.

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ISBN: 9780374107345
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 16th, 2017

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