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Hard cover (252 pages), brand new and signed by the author, Samuel A. Forman, just published by Lyons Press of Globe Pequot in 2021.
→ All proceeds go to the non-profit organization, The Pursuit of History. More on that below.
Ill-Fated Frontier is at once a pioneer adventure and a compelling narrative of the frictions that emerged among entrepreneurial pioneers and their sixty enslaved African Americans, Natives fighting to preserve their land, and Spanish colonials with their own agenda. Here is a turbulent and visceral portrait of the wild American frontier in 1789 that begins with an optimistic plan and ends with the body of one of the expedition’s leaders returning to New Jersey pickled in a barrel of rum.
What happened in between lies at the center of this fascinating account by historian Samuel A. Forman. It is a startling and frank portrait of an emerging United States that examines the dream of an inclusive American experience and its reality—a debate that continues today.
All proceeds go to the non-profit organization, The Pursuit of History
The Pursuit of History is the non-profit organization that engages adults in conversation about history and connects them with historic sites in their communities and across the country through unique annual events, including History Camp, and through video and other online content.