"A fine-grained analysis of an almost-forgotten event and place [that] illuminates the social processes at work in a given era. . . . Waselkov is at his most impressive when narrating the Many Paths to the Tensaw’ and describing the community that developed there. . . . The vignettes about these people demonstrate his mastery of the relevant sources."
Blending the diverse and complex but complementary skills of the historian, archaeologist, anthropologist, and ethnographer, Waselkov has plowed new ground and authored a tour de force, a must-read for those interested in the vital but tragic early history of our nation, as well as those who savor heritage tourism.”
Ed Bearrs, Chief Historian Emeritus, National Park Service
"By far the most levelheaded and detailed description of the events that surrounded the assault on Fort Mims. . . . Carefully written and persuasive in its central claims, A Conquering Spirit will certainly remain the standard reference for the event for many years to come.”
I would recommend this book to any professional or casual student of history.
The details about the Battle at Fort Mims that emerged from the authors' research made reading "A Conquering Spirit" worth while even if you have read other accounts.
This book will be known for its very finely detailed footnotes and graphics which far exceeds any previous work done on Fort Mims.
Well done book. Everyone will enjoy this. Serious history buffs should find this book to be a great resource for the time period covered.Published 4 months ago by A. S. Mitchell
I watched online at the Genforums as the genealogy was requested my Sue Moore. Many of my families were there are in the area. Read morePublished 5 months ago by DJ
Well researched. Unbelievable graphic detail. A bit of history that needs to be remembered to realize just what your ancestors endured to make this country. Brave, great men. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Mrs. Robert Kendall
Too much modern sociology overlaid onto an historical event. Looking at historical events through a modern prisim of political correctness distorts the causes and consequences of... Read morePublished on February 3, 2012 by Edmond P. Garrett