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CFP: Making of the Trans-Appalachian West

CFP: The Making of the Trans-Appalachian West

[caption id="attachment_1424" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image by Valerius Tygart[/caption]   Call For Papers The Making of the Trans-Appalachian West: Society, Culture, and Peoples, 1754-1832 Edited by Darren R. Reid (Coventry University)   "More than an extension of the British colonial backcountry, ...

The Future of the Western

The State of the Western in 2013

The State of the Western in 2013   Disney's The Lone Ranger cost a reported $215 million to make.  Since its release earlier this year it has earned just $89 million at the US box office.  When the film's international haul of $171 million is taken into account, the situation appears to improve to the tune ...

Death and the Frontier

Understanding Torture and Violence in Early America: The Execution of William Crawford and the Gnadenhutten Massacre

Press Play to Listen to the Lecture   With Disney's The Lone Ranger limping towards its DVD release, now is a good time to reflect upon the ways in which Americans, Europeans, and their descendants have produced and consumed popular media which seeks to depict -and shape- how we view the Indians.  In the last ...

Is the Lone Ranger Racist?

Is the Lone Ranger Racist? Use the Player Above to Listen to the Podcast or Use the Links Below to download the MP3   Since it was first announced, Disney's The Lone Ranger has been a lightning rod for controversy.  Now that the finished film has been released internationally I think it's time that we take a ...

A Practical Joke from 1794

An Anecdote from Early America: A Practical Joke Among the Indians in 1794

At the moment I am currently working on a new book, American Indian: The Life, Times, and Memoirs of John Tanner, which will hopefully shed some light on a fairly obscure but brilliant source.  The process of editing a document always gives new insight into the text.  Often, those insights are technical or of little ...

App: Boone on Trial

History Apps – 1778: Daniel Boone on Trial – An Interactive 3D App

History Apps - 1778: Daniel Boone on Trial Welcome to 1778: Daniel Boone on Trial - the online app that lets you explore the trial of Daniel Boone and life on the early American frontier. Like the best history apps, 1778 is completely free to use - it provides you with the opportunity to explore a pre-rendered 3D ...

Daniel Boone and Others - Voices from the American Frontier

Firsthand Accounts of the American Frontier

Discover Firsthand Accounts of the American Frontier Probably the most exciting thing about studying history is the chance to read old documents.  These sources can be problematic, stating one thing whilst implying another, but they nevertheless provide us with our best insight into the past and, as such, they are easily ...

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