Download e-book for iPad: A Child of the Revolution: William Henry Harrison and His by Hendrik Booraem

By Hendrik Booraem

ISBN-10: 160635115X

ISBN-13: 9781606351154

The American Revolution gave beginning to a country, eternally replaced the process political idea, and shattered and reworked the lives of the voters of the hot republic. An iconic determine of the previous Northwest, governor, Indian fighter, common within the warfare of 1812, and finally president, William Henry Harrison used to be one such citizen. The son of a wealthy Virginia planter, Harrison observed his relatives mansion burned and his relations scattered. within the war’s aftermath, he rejected his inherited ideals approximately slavery, faith, and authority, and made an idealistic dedication to serve the United States.

This led him to the U.S. military, which on the time was once a sorry choice of drunks and derelicts who have been approximately to be reorganized within the face of a significant clash with the Indian international locations of the Ohio valley. writer Hendrik Booraem follows Harrison as Gen. Anthony Wayne tried to rebuild the military right into a combating strength, first in Pittsburgh, then in Cincinnati and the forests of the Northwest. A voracious reader of heritage and the classics, Harrison grew to become desirous about the archaeology and ethnology of the zone, while his army carrier ended in a dramatic showdown with the British military, which had secretly been assisting the Indians.

By age 21, Harrison had completed virtually every thing he had set his center on—adventure, popularity, highbrow stimulation, or even a small degree of strength. He was once the youngest guy to place his identify to the Treaty of Greenville, which ended Indian regulate over Ohio lands and opened the way in which for improvement and statehood. He even received a bride: Anna Symmes, the Eastern-educated daughter of pioneer landowner John Cleves Symmes. while Congress voted to downsize the military, 25-year-old Harrison, now a kin guy, fumbled for a moment career.

Drawing on a number of basic files, Booraem re-creates army existence as Lieutenant Harrison skilled it—a lifetime of duels, self-discipline, rivalries, hardships, baffling encounters with the natives and social family among officials and males, army and civilians, and males and women.

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