America’s First West: The Trans-Appalachian West, 1754–1815

  • Carroll P. KakelIII


This chapter looks at the period 1754 to 1815—from the eve of the French and Indian War to the end of the War of 1812—during the second phase of the War for North America. It traces and interprets events during this period, within the book’s main themes: conquest (invasion and occupation); dispossession (theft of Indigenous lands and resources); depopulation (the logic of elimination and the genocidal imperative); and repopulation (supplanting the Indigenous inhabitants). It also summarizes the demographic and geopolitical outcome of the second phase of the Anglo-American settler-colonial supplanting project.


Imperialism Colonialism Genocide Frontier Trans-Appalachian West 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carroll P. KakelIII
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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