STRIFE BEFORE DAWN by Mary Schumann

STRIFE BEFORE DAWN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Pontiac's War, Dunmore's War, and the Revolution carry this forward from 1764 to 1782 and tell the story of Keith, his wife, Hope, and Jacqueline, the woman who is his ideal love. The story emphasizes the whites' treachery, cruelty, greed, and stupidity toward the red man, giving praise however to those few who tried to impose a kindlier treatment of the Indians on pioneer intelligences. It's good material, based on historical records, and letters, and is well worked into the pattern followed by the central characters. If this second invasion* of the Northwest Territory hasn't exhausted its possibilities among the reading public, this will do.

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1939
Publisher: Dial