Girty (Hardcover)

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Girty By Richard Taylor, Ted Franklin Belue (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Richard Taylor, Ted Franklin Belue (Introduction by)


Along with Benedict Arnold, Simon Girty was one of the most hated men in early America. The son of an Irish immigrant, he was raised on the western Pennsylvania frontier but was captured by the Senecas as a teenager and lived among them for several years. This able frontiersman might be seen today as a defender of Native Americans, but in his own time he was branded as a traitor for siding with First Nations and the British during the Revolutionary War. He fought fiercely against Continental.

About the Author

Richard Taylor is professor of English and Kenan Visiting Writer at Transylvania University. A former Poet Laureate of Kentucky, he is the author of many books, including Earth Bones.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780813180557
ISBN-10: 0813180554
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication Date: November 3rd, 2020
Pages: 198
Language: English