By Eric Flint
Within the latest quantity of this exhilarating sequence, Eric Flint maintains to reshape American historical past, imagining how a continent and its humans may need taken a special route to its destiny. With 1824: The Arkansas conflict, he spins an striking and provocative saga of heroism, battlefield motion, racial clash, and uprising as a state recuperating from warfare is plunged right into a risky period of secession.
Buffered by way of Spanish possessions to the south and via loose states and rivers to the north, Arkansas has turn into a rustic of its personal: a hybrid confederation of former slaves, local American Cherokee and Creek clans, and white abolitionists–including one charismatic warrior who has long past from American hero to bête noire. Irish-born Patrick Driscol is construction a fortune and a strong military within the Arkansas Confederacy, inflaming pro-slavers in Washington and terrifying moderates in addition. stuck within the center is President James Monroe, the gentlemanly Virginian getting into his ultimate yr in place of work with a demagogic residence Speaker, Henry Clay, nipping at his heels and fanning the fires of conflict. yet Driscol, whose black artillerymen smashed either the Louisiana armed forces in 1820 and the British in New Orleans, is still a magnet for revolution. And fault traces are erupting during the younger republic–so that each country, each elected respectable, and each citizen will quickly be pressured to settle on a facet.
For a rustic whose lifeblood is contaminated with the slave exchange, the struggle of 1824 can be a bloody obstacle of judgment of right and wrong, politics, economics, and armed forces maneuvering that might attract avid gamers from as far-off as England. For such males as Secretary of nation John Quincy Adams, Commissioner of Indian Affairs Sam Houston, charismatic struggle hero Andrew Jackson, and the violent abolitionist John Brown, it's a time to alter heritage itself.
Filled with attention-grabbing insights into a few of America’s such a lot interesting old figures, 1824: The Arkansas warfare confirms Eric Flint as a real grasp of exchange heritage, a novelist who brings to endure exhaustive study, awesome instinct, and an outstanding storyteller’s common presents to chronicle the making of our country because it may have been.
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