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Francis Jennings

Born: 1918 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Died: November 17, 2000 in Evanston, Illinois

Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Francis Jennings libved in the Chicago area from 1976 until his death in 2000.

Biography: 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.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Francis Jennings on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Benjamin Franklin, politician /
ISBN: 0393039838 OCLC: 34192584

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: 16406414

Norton, New York : ©1988.

Empire of fortune :
ISBN: 0735100217 OCLC: 123096779

Replica Books, Bridgewater, N.J. : 1998, ©1988.

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: 9066383

Norton, New York : ©1984.

The creation of America :
ISBN: 0521662559 OCLC: 42753057

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ; 2000.

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: 25711823

Norton, New York : ©1993.

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: 1176061

Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolin Chapel Hill : [1975]

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: 2346230

Norton, New York : 1976, ©1975.

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.