Riveting from its deft opening of Lafayette's return, Forgotten Allies is a brilliant history of the Oneida Indian Nation and its complex participation in the American Revolution. Masterfully framing the cultural and political struggles of the time before plunging us into the American Revolution, this book has a message for every generation; history is relevant. (Jack Leustig, Producer, Director, Writer, Award-Winning CBS Television Documentary, 500 Nations)
Two accomplished historians tell the sad, neglected, yet fascinating story, rich in detail and well written, of the Oneida, one major Indian group who backed the 'winning' side in the American Revolution. (John Shy, Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan)
A vividly revealing chronicle of the Oneidas' thankless role in the American Revolution. (Chrispatsilelis, Houston Chronicle)
Two scholars seamlessly combine forces to tell a little-known but important and ultimately shameful story from an unlit corner of the colonies' battle for independence . . . Much research and erudition underlie a sad tale of fidelity betrayed. (Kirkus Reviews)
The fullest account we have of the United States Colored Troops (USCT), those black soldiers and white officers who contributed so mightily to Union victory. (Georgia Historical Quarterly on Forged in Battle)
Both a biography and an extended meditation on the ironies of the Revolution, Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero is in many ways a remarkable example of the historian's craft . . . [an] indispensable guide. (Los Angeles Times on Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero)
Martin's thorough primary-source research--the best in any biography of Arnold to date--underpins convincing explanations for both Arnold's intense revolutionary zeal and his subsequent betrayal. The book offers essential lessons to modern military officers. (Journal of Military History on Benedict Arnold, Revolutionary Hero)
About the Author
Joseph T. Glatthaar is the author of six books and teaches history at the
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
James Kirby Martin is the author of eleven books and teaches history at the University of Houston.