Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier by Gregory Evans Dowd (review)

Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier by Gregory Evans Dowd... JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Fall 2017) sensitive to the ways in which Native people in diaspora kept (and keep) their traditions alive. St even J. P eac h is a visiting assistant professor of U.S. history at Indiana University Southeast. He earned a PhD in American history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is the author of “Creek Indian Globetrotter: Tomochichi’s Trans-Atlantic Quest for Traditional Power in the Colonial Southeast,” which appeared in Ethnohistory vol. 60 (2013). Currently, he is completing a book manuscript on Creek Indian politics and power in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier. By Gregory Evans Dowd. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Pp. 408. Cloth, $34.95.) Reviewed by Katherine Grandjean In April 1782, while in France, Benjamin Franklin printed a broadside. It contained a bit of news. While on an expedition near the St. Lawrence River, the news sheet announced, New England militiamen had stumbled upon something staggering: nearly 1,000 scal. They were the scal of Americans—farmers, wives, boys, girls, and babies, bales full of them. And they were on their way to the British governor of Canada, as http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier by Gregory Evans Dowd (review)

Journal of the Early Republic, Volume 37 (3) – Sep 1, 2017

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JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Fall 2017) sensitive to the ways in which Native people in diaspora kept (and keep) their traditions alive. St even J. P eac h is a visiting assistant professor of U.S. history at Indiana University Southeast. He earned a PhD in American history from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is the author of “Creek Indian Globetrotter: Tomochichi’s Trans-Atlantic Quest for Traditional Power in the Colonial Southeast,” which appeared in Ethnohistory vol. 60 (2013). Currently, he is completing a book manuscript on Creek Indian politics and power in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Groundless: Rumors, Legends, and Hoaxes on the Early American Frontier. By Gregory Evans Dowd. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. Pp. 408. Cloth, $34.95.) Reviewed by Katherine Grandjean In April 1782, while in France, Benjamin Franklin printed a broadside. It contained a bit of news. While on an expedition near the St. Lawrence River, the news sheet announced, New England militiamen had stumbled upon something staggering: nearly 1,000 scal. They were the scal of Americans—farmers, wives, boys, girls, and babies, bales full of them. And they were on their way to the British governor of Canada, as

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Published: Sep 1, 2017

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