The text relies on some notion of ' rhetoric' which seems to be a central point to Silver's hypothesis.
Granted, I had a heavy school load the semester I had to read this, and I was not a fan of my History class, but it was so dang hard to get through this book.
Clearly a lot of work went into this book, but the distractions prevent it from being an engaging piece of scholarship.
Read for grad school. This title is somewhat misleading as it focuses primarily on Western Pennsylvania.Published 3 months ago by gade04
This book was so complicated to understand because of the way it was written. Granted, I had a heavy school load the semester I had to read this, and I was not a fan of my History... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Key2014
Fear and loathing of Native Americans drove the hatred that fired the Indian wars that followed rumors of attacks. Read morePublished 11 months ago by spikel
You would have thought that the Indians were the only savages in the woods, but the Europeans, especially in North America were equally as savage. Read morePublished 14 months ago by richard e whitelock
(Note: This is a shorter version of a professional review I wrote for "Our Savage Neighbors")
Silver's "Our Savage Neighbors" explores the changes British Colonial... Read more
I read this book only because it was required for a history class. Unless you are very familiar with the French and Indian Wars, this is a total waste of time. Read morePublished on March 9, 2013 by Shirl
This book highlights the disconnect between elitist historical scholarship and the wider (scholarly and public) interest in history. Read morePublished on July 25, 2012 by fanofhistory
I have made a couple of stalwart tries at reading this lousy book, but frankly I give up. I was expecting a reasonably clear and objective history of the Indian Wars, but I didn't... Read morePublished on March 29, 2011 by Geoff Puterbaugh
Silver has a variant of what the US State Department refers to as "countryitis" (becoming so enamored as to lose sight of the objective), excusing barbarous behavior of one side... Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by Bob Smalser