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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  George Rogers Clark  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1752 in Charlotteville, Virginia

-- George Rogers Clark on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Lieutenant Colonel George Rogers Clark captured Kaskaskia and other parts of southern Illinois during his Vincennes campaign during the revolutionary war.

Biographical and Professional Information

Foward by Rand Burnette

Selected Titles At Your Library

The conquest of the Illinois
ISBN: 9781542741323. OCLC Number: 1050361594

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Written only a decade after George Rogers Clark's conquest of Illinois, this firsthand account shows the region as it existed in the 1770s, explains how British occupation affected Kentucky settlers, and exhibits Clark's enormous diplomatic skills in convincing the French settlers and Indians along the rivers of the Illinois that they were better off under the jurisdiction of the Americans rather than the British. In his foreword to the book, Rand Burnette refers to Clark as a psychologist and an expert in human relations.