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Review of 'William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic'

Review of 'William Cooper's Town: Power and Persuasion on the Frontier of the Early American Republic'

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American political life was already forming a pattern that, in many ways, is the one we know today. While William Cooper might have been perplexed by modern Americans' affection for untrammeled wilderness, he probably would not have felt out of place in the world of money politics and bare-knuckle negative campaigns.

Fergus M. Bordewich is the author of Killing the White Man's Indian: Reinventing Native Americans at the End of the Twentieth Century.

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