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George Rogers Clark

Born: 1752 in Charlotteville, Virginia
Pen Name: None

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

Biography: Foward by Rand Burnette


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

George Rogers Clark on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  The conquest of the Illinois
ISBN: 9781542741323 OCLC: 1050361594

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.