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An American Colony: Regionalism and the Roots of Midwestern Culture

By: Edward Watts

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Ohio University Press / Swallow Press:

Seller ID: 414321

ISBN: 0821414321

Condition: 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.Recon... View more info

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Reconstructed Forts of the Old Northwest Territory

By: Jonathan Hall

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2008

Seller ID: H4776

ISBN: 0788447769

Condition: 232 pages, 5.5x8.5, 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 232 pp, Softcover, 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 occurr... View more info