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An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture, Edward Watts


1 An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture
Edward Watts
328 pages, 6 x 9, 328 pages 6x9 Hardcover, 2002, cloth, Ohio University Press / Swallow Press
The Old Northwest-the region now known as the Midwest-has been largely overlooked in American cultural history, represented as a place smoothly assimilated into the expanding, Manifestly Destined nation. An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture studies the primary texts and principal conflicts of the settlement of the Old Northwest to reveal that its entry into the nation's culture was not without problems. In fact, Edward Watts argues that it is best understood as a colony of the United States, just as the eastern states were colonies of the British Empire.
Reconsidered as a colony, the Old Northwest becomes a crucible revealing the complex entanglement of local, indigenous, and regional interests with the coercions of racism, nationalism, and imperialism. This conflicted setting, like those of all settlement colonies, was beset by competing views of local identity, especially as they came to contradict writers from the eastern seaboard.
Using postcolonial theories developed to describe other settlement colonies, An American Colony identifies the Old Northwest as a colony and its culture as less than fully participating in either the nation's or its own writing and identity. This embedded sense of cultural inferiority, Watts argues, haunts Midwestern culture even today.

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Edward Watts is an associate professor of American thought and language at Michigan State University. He is the co-editor of The First West: Writing from the American Frontier, 17761860 and author of Writing and Postcolonialism in the Early Republic.
414321 
Price: 55.00 USD

 
Reconstructed Forts of the Old Northwest Territory, Jonathan Hall


2 Reconstructed Forts of the Old Northwest Territory
Jonathan Hall
2008, 5x8, paper, index, 232 pp, Heritage Books, Inc
Numerous forts were built in the lands of the Old Northwest Territory from the time of the first French explorers to the end of the Black Hawk War. This book highlights those which have been fully or at least partially reconstructed today. Forts are arranged geographically by state and chronologically within each state. First the historical background prior to each fort's existence and the reasons for its construction will be explained in the context of the times, including a physical description of each fort. Then the role it played will be explained, highlighting the major events that occurred during war, the settling of the territory, the important people who occupied it, life at the fort, and various other functions of the fort. Finally, information will be provided on what can be experienced and seen at the fort today, including the fort itself with dates and hours of operation, as well as any museums, re-enactments, or other educational activities taking place today. Some of the forts included are: Fort Meigs, in Ohio, the largest restored stockade fort in the United States, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, where about 100 soldiers desperately held out against approximately 500 Potawatomi warriors during a two week siege. At Fort Michilimackinac, Michigan, Pontiac's allies gained entrance to the fort through a ruse and massacred most of the garrison. In the hastily built Apple River Fort in Illinois, just over thirty settlers, assisted by women and children, repelled Black Hawk and 200 warriors in his only attack on a fort during the Black Hawk War. First the Americans and then the British captured Fort Shelby, the future site of Fort Crawford, Wisconsin, during the War of 1812. The garrison at Fort Madison, Iowa, abandoned their fort in the War of 1812 under fierce attacks by Sauk and Winnebago. In addition to these and other forts an index to names, places, and subjects enhances the text.
H4776 
Price: 24.00 USD

 
 

 

3 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes East
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2005, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
***Ohio, Indiana and Lower Michigan***
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745068 
Price: 29.95 USD

 

 

4 Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes West
Mike Walker
soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2005, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications
***Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, plus Chicago & St.Louis***
The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is included. The atlases are printed on quality art paper with softcover and stitch bound for ease of use at trackside, each volume provides an average of 80 maps.

Table of Contents
Past and present railroads extant and lifted.
Tunnels, bridges, yards and engine facilities.
Even hot box detectors!
With an average of 80 maps each volume includes:
Railroad identification marks, full index and much more.
745051 
Price: 29.95 USD

 


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