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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Francis Jennings  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1918 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Died: November 17, 2000 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Francis Jennings on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Francis Jennings libved in the Chicago area from 1976 until his death in 2000.

Biographical and Professional Information

Francis Jennings was the director of the Newberry Library Center for the History of the American Indian, Chicago, Illinois, from 1976-81, emeritus, 1981- 2000, senior research fellow, 1990-93; He was also an adjunct professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, 1978-81.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Benjamin Franklin, politician /
ISBN: 0393039838. OCLC Number: 34192584

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Benjamin Franklin was a man of genius and enormous ego, smart enough not to flaunt his superiority but to let others proclaim it. To understand him and his role in great events, one must realize the omnipresence of this ego, and the extent to which he mirrored the feelings of other colonial Pennsylvanians. With this in mind, Francis Jennings sets forth some new ideas about Franklin as the "first American." In so doing, he provides a new view of the beginnings of the.

Empire of fortune :
ISBN: 0393306402. OCLC Number: 16406414

Norton,. .

Empire of fortune :
ISBN: 0735100217. OCLC Number: 123096779

Replica Books,. .

Examines the Seven Years War in the context of imperial aggressions, Indian tribes incited to raid, and British colonists' resistance.

The ambiguous Iroquois empire :
ISBN: 0393303020. OCLC Number: 9066383

Norton,. .

The creation of America :
ISBN: 0521662559. OCLC Number: 42753057

Cambridge University Press,. .

Presents a realistic picture of a privileged elite who are dreaming of empires, who clone their own empire from the British. Shows that the colonists from the first intended to conquer American Indians. Some colonists bought African as slaves and rigidly ruled over them. Interprets the revolutionary rhetoric about liberty and virtue as war propaganda.

The founders of America :
ISBN: 0393312321. OCLC Number: 25711823

Norton,. .

How Indians discovered the land, pioneered in it, and created great classical civilzations; how they were plunged into a Dark Age by invasion and conquest; and how they are now reviving.

The invasion of America :
ISBN: 9780807812457. OCLC Number: 1176061

Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolin. .

The cultural devastation of Atlantic coastal Indian tribes by European civilization, particularly New England Puritans, and the creation of an ideology to justify the cruelty are studied.

The invasion of America :
ISBN: 0393008304. OCLC Number: 2346230

Norton,. .

Examines the relationship between European settlers and Native Americans in colonial America, concentrating on New England, and argues that the European settlement should be viewed as a conquest.