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The voice of the frontier : John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark, editor

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The voice of the frontier : John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky
Title
The voice of the frontier
Title remainder
John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky
Statement of responsibility
Thomas D. Clark, editor
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • From 1826 to 1829, John Bradford, founder of Kentucky's first newspaper, the Kentucky Gazette, reprinted in its pages sixty-six excerpts that he considered important documents on the settlement of the West. Now for the first time all of Bradford's "Notes on Kentucky" - the primary historical source for Kentucky's early years - are made available in a single volume, edited by the state's most distinguished historian
  • The Kentucky Gazette was established in 1787 to support Kentucky's separation from Virginia and the formation of a new state. Bradford's "Notes" deal at length with that protracted debate and the other major issues confronting Bradford and his pioneering neighbors. The early white settlers were obsessed with Indian raids, which continued for more than a decade and caused profound anxiety. A second vexing concern was overlapping land claims, as swarms of settlers flowed into the region. And as quickly as the land was settled, newly opened fields began to yield mountains of produce in need of outside markets
  • Spanish control of the lower Mississippi and rumors of Spain's plan to close the river for twenty-five years were far more threatening to the new economy than the continuing Indian raids. Equally disturbing was the British occupation of the northwest posts from which it was believed the northern Indian raids emanated. Not until Anthony Wayne's sweeping campaign against the Miami villages and the signing of the Treaty of Greenville in 1794 was tension from that quarter relieved. Finally, the Jay Treaty with Britain and the Pinckney Treaty with Spain diplomatically cleared the Kentucky frontier for free expansion of the white populace
  • John Bradford's "Notes on Kentucky," now published together for the first time, deal with all of these pertinent issues. No other source portrays so intimately or so graphically the travail of western settlement
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DLC
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1747-1830
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Bradford, John
Dewey number
976.9/03
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portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
F454
LC item number
.B865 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1903-2005
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Clark, Thomas Dionysius
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  • Kentucky
  • Kentucky
Label
The voice of the frontier : John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark, editor
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813118017.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Compilation of articles originally published in the Kentucky gazette Aug. 25, 1826-Feb. 27, 1829
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-377) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Bradford's "Notes on Kentucky" -- 1. Opening the Way West -- 2. The Long Hunters -- 3. The Beckoning Land -- 4. Opening the Great Western Road -- 5. A Wilderness Ordeal -- 6. Clark of the Ohio -- 7. Raiding the Chillicothe Villages -- 8. Claiming the Land, Safeguarding the Frontier -- 9. The Horrors at Ruddle's and Hinkston's Forts -- 10. Clark's Raid against the Piqua Towns -- 11. Bravery under Siege -- 12. Death on the Elkhorn -- 13. Bryan's Station -- 14. Tragedy at the Blue Licks -- 15. Retaliation and a Step toward Statehood -- 16. The Resolution to Achieve Statehood -- 17. "To the Honorable General Assembly of Virginia" -- 18. Resisting a Persistent Enemy -- 19. Converting the District to Statehood -- 20. "The Obstinate Inattention of Congress" -- 21. The Downing Caper
  • 22. The "Infamous Jay Treaty" -- 23. Robert Patterson's Memoir -- 24. Founding of the Kentucky Gazette -- 25. "A Melancholy Experience at Statemaking" -- 26. The Enemy at the Door -- 27. Horse Stealing -- 28. "Sinister Political Design" at Work? -- 29. A Quest in New Orleans -- 30. The Lurking Enemy -- 31. The Fine Hand of James Wilkinson -- 32. The Bloody Ordeal of the Kentucky Frontier -- 33. Governor Randolph's Message -- 34. The Stalking Enemy along Road and River -- 35. The Hubble Expedition -- 36. Setting the Date for Statehood -- 37. The Western Defense Council -- 38. Wilkinson's Drive against the "Oubache" -- 39. St. Clair's Dreary March to Defeat -- 40. A New State, a New Governor, a New Beginning -- 41. To "Gentlemen of the Senate and House"
  • 42. H.H. Brackenridge on the Indian Problem -- 43. Defense of the Western Attitude -- 44. A Sounding Horn and Hallooing Indians -- 45. Horse Thieves, Raiders, and the Infernal Excise Duty -- 46. The Democratic Society -- 47. The Last Stand of the Ohio Tribes -- 48. Harassed Kentuckians -- 49. "To the Inhabitants of Western America" -- 50. Resolving the Western Problems -- 51. The Grand French Design -- 52. The Founding of Transylvania University -- 53A. The Seeds of Controversy -- 53B. Transylvania Tends to Business -- 54. The Holley Years at Transylvania -- 55A. The Age of the Bigots -- 55B. The Holley Legacy -- 56. "A Numerous Meeting of Respectable People" -- 57. British Encroachment in the Northwest -- 58. The French Conspiracy -- 59. The Wayne-Campbell Exchanges
  • 60. Whitley, Blount, and the Southern Tribes -- 61. Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Chickasaw -- 62. A Young Nation Asserts Its Rights -- 63. Ending Kentucky's Indian Menace -- 64. The Treaty of Greenville -- 65. Reactions to the Jay and Pinckney Treaties -- 66. Open the Great Mississippi
Control code
ocm26397519
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 386 pages
Isbn
9780813118017
Lccn
92028767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)26397519
Label
The voice of the frontier : John Bradford's Notes on Kentucky, Thomas D. Clark, editor
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780813118017.pdf
Publication
Note
Compilation of articles originally published in the Kentucky gazette Aug. 25, 1826-Feb. 27, 1829
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Bradford's "Notes on Kentucky" -- 1. Opening the Way West -- 2. The Long Hunters -- 3. The Beckoning Land -- 4. Opening the Great Western Road -- 5. A Wilderness Ordeal -- 6. Clark of the Ohio -- 7. Raiding the Chillicothe Villages -- 8. Claiming the Land, Safeguarding the Frontier -- 9. The Horrors at Ruddle's and Hinkston's Forts -- 10. Clark's Raid against the Piqua Towns -- 11. Bravery under Siege -- 12. Death on the Elkhorn -- 13. Bryan's Station -- 14. Tragedy at the Blue Licks -- 15. Retaliation and a Step toward Statehood -- 16. The Resolution to Achieve Statehood -- 17. "To the Honorable General Assembly of Virginia" -- 18. Resisting a Persistent Enemy -- 19. Converting the District to Statehood -- 20. "The Obstinate Inattention of Congress" -- 21. The Downing Caper
  • 22. The "Infamous Jay Treaty" -- 23. Robert Patterson's Memoir -- 24. Founding of the Kentucky Gazette -- 25. "A Melancholy Experience at Statemaking" -- 26. The Enemy at the Door -- 27. Horse Stealing -- 28. "Sinister Political Design" at Work? -- 29. A Quest in New Orleans -- 30. The Lurking Enemy -- 31. The Fine Hand of James Wilkinson -- 32. The Bloody Ordeal of the Kentucky Frontier -- 33. Governor Randolph's Message -- 34. The Stalking Enemy along Road and River -- 35. The Hubble Expedition -- 36. Setting the Date for Statehood -- 37. The Western Defense Council -- 38. Wilkinson's Drive against the "Oubache" -- 39. St. Clair's Dreary March to Defeat -- 40. A New State, a New Governor, a New Beginning -- 41. To "Gentlemen of the Senate and House"
  • 42. H.H. Brackenridge on the Indian Problem -- 43. Defense of the Western Attitude -- 44. A Sounding Horn and Hallooing Indians -- 45. Horse Thieves, Raiders, and the Infernal Excise Duty -- 46. The Democratic Society -- 47. The Last Stand of the Ohio Tribes -- 48. Harassed Kentuckians -- 49. "To the Inhabitants of Western America" -- 50. Resolving the Western Problems -- 51. The Grand French Design -- 52. The Founding of Transylvania University -- 53A. The Seeds of Controversy -- 53B. Transylvania Tends to Business -- 54. The Holley Years at Transylvania -- 55A. The Age of the Bigots -- 55B. The Holley Legacy -- 56. "A Numerous Meeting of Respectable People" -- 57. British Encroachment in the Northwest -- 58. The French Conspiracy -- 59. The Wayne-Campbell Exchanges
  • 60. Whitley, Blount, and the Southern Tribes -- 61. Choctaw, Creek, Cherokee, and Chickasaw -- 62. A Young Nation Asserts Its Rights -- 63. Ending Kentucky's Indian Menace -- 64. The Treaty of Greenville -- 65. Reactions to the Jay and Pinckney Treaties -- 66. Open the Great Mississippi
Control code
ocm26397519
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 386 pages
Isbn
9780813118017
Lccn
92028767
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)26397519

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