Onuf (who is the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History - Emeritus, at the University of Virginia) is an authoritative account of the origins and early history of American policy for territorial government, land distribution, and the admission of new states in the Old Northwest
. In a new preface, Professor Onuf reviews important new work on the progress of colonization and territorial expansion in the rising American empire.
Another valuable offering is Jonathan Todd Hancock's demonstration of how the course of the war in the Old Northwest
was shaped as much by the internal politics of Native American groups as it was by the conflict between these peoples and white settlers.
He grew up dividing his childhood between Plymouth, on the outskirts of Detroit, and Mecosta, a "stump-country" village at the geographic center of the Old Northwest
. As a young adult, he worked in Greenfield Village and went to college in East Lansing.
Land Too Good for Indians addresses the Indian Wars in the Ohio Valley and the old Northwest
from 1785 to the monumental defeat of a tribal force of 900 warriors by General Anthony Wayne and 3,000 Americans at a place called Fallen Timber in Western Ohio in 1794.
Amar makes a much more intricate biographical discussion of Abraham Lincoln and how notions of constitutionalism in Illinois and the Old Northwest
shaped Lincoln's understanding of the Republic's constitution and federal supremacy in particular.
An intrepid captain in a highly regarded Delaware regiment, Kirkwood survived the Revolution, only to die fighting Native Americans in the old Northwest
It tells the story of the rise of Army intelligence in the lower Old Northwest
(Midwest) states (Ohio, Indiana, Illinois) and Michigan during the rebellion, and aims to answer two related historical questions: did secret Democratic conspiratorial organizations exist and pose a threat to order in the North?
It was after all the English regime who imagined the Old Northwest
Territory of the American continent as a set-aside for the displaced eastern tribes.
In a highly engaging essay, Stacey Robertson explains how women of the Old Northwest
managed to construct strong associations across great distances and multiple denominations.
The essays in this collection examine the cultural evolution of Native American tribes in the Old Northwest
as well as interactions with other cultures such as the French and the Quakers.
English and French explorers, colonists, and missionaries in New England, Canada, and what would later become known as the Old Northwest
, left extensive accounts of their encounters with native people and detailed descriptions of the region.