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    DescriptionA major period of westward expansion took place in the United States during the first half of the 19th century. The task of protecting the settlers from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Great Plains fell to the US Army, and to do this they constructed a network of permanent forts and temporary camps. By 1867, there were 116 forts and camps on the frontier, and 36 of these were on the northern and central plains. This title takes a close look at how and why these particular forts were built, their design and defensive features, and details the pivotal role they played in the settlement of the American West.

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    Forts of the American Frontier, 1820-91
    Central and Northern Plains
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ron Field, Illustrated by Adam Hook
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 222 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841767758
    ISBN 10: 1841767751

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    LC classification: E
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036040
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    Illustrations note
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    28 February 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Ron Field was born in Hertford, England, in 1943 and was educated in Cheltenham where he gained a Bachelor of Education (Hons) degree. He has taught history in the Cotswolds since 1973, and is presently Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water. He was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship in 1982 and taught history at Piedmont High School in California from 1982-83 as part of the UK/US Teacher Exchange Programme. He has travelled extensively in the US conducting research at numerous libraries, archives and museums. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specialises in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on the Aztecs, the Greeks, the American Civil War and the American Revolution. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.
    Review quote
    "Ron Field has written several books in Osprey's Fortress series... This book is his best so far... This brief guide is recommended to anyone wishing to know more about the reality of those defenses." -Bolling Smith, "Coast Defense Journal"
    Table of contents
    Introduction; Chronology; Design and Development; Tour of the Sites; The Principles of Defense; The Living Forts; The Forts at War; Aftermath; The Forts Today; Bibliography and Further Reading; Glossary; Index