The Arkansas War

Book - 2006
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In the hotly contested election of 1824, the machinations of Henry Clay to become the new president of the United States leave the nation on the brink of national disaster as Andrew Jackson and John Quincy Adams form a political alliance against Clay.
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Description: xv, 427 p. : maps ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780345465696
Branch Call Number: Flin


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Dec 06, 2016

A plausible alternate book because it not set in usual World war II or American Civil war.
Eyeopening that some Indian historically owned slaves to ape the White man debunking innocent party myth.

Apr 29, 2015

I just could never get into it. If I read 30 pages and find myself looking around for a different book to read I know I'd best find one.

Jul 19, 2014

One of Flint's better efforts. (And I say that as a real fan).
My only disappointment? No Sequel! (yet) .
The review from 'pinky0203' is spot on. In this book, Flint does for slavery what he did for state-established churches in the 'Ring of Fire' series.

May 14, 2014

Another great story from Eric Flint. I really hope there is a continuation of this series. It would be interesting to see where his story takes the characters (real and created) in the future. "Set about 10 years after the events portrayed in Flint's book, 1812, this alternative history picks up with (the) Nation of Arkansas, a nation that has been carved out of the Arkansas and Oklahoma territories and offers a new life for freed slaves and many Native American tribes being pushed out of the Eastern United States. It has a large, well-trained army, which, when Arkansas Post is attacked, defends it well. This event kicks off turmoil in the US as the newspapers and politicians rant about the `aggressive blacks' across the river and how they must be taught a lesson. Will there be a war? Will the US eradicate the young nation?
Note:This book does not stand alone. You need to read 1812 first. In the first book, 1812, Flint spends some time presenting the plight of the Native Americans in the face of a relentless push by the United States to claim the entire continent. The social emphasis of this sequel, however, is the plight of the African slaves, their lack of human rights, property and respect as fellow humans. I found it to be a good reminder of the horrors of slavery and the status of Africans....The author isn't preachy, he weaves the information into the story quite well." This is an accurate review of this book and I would definitely recommend this series to anyone who enjoys the alternate history genre....

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