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Download doc ß Groundless ï Gregory Evans Dowd É [BOOKS] ✮ Groundless Author Gregory Evans Dowd – Insolpro.co.uk Why did Elizabethan adventurers believe that the interior of America hid vast caches of gold? Who started the rumor that British officers purchased revolutionary white women's scalps packed them by thWhy did Elizabethan adventurers believe that the interior of America hid vast caches of gold? Who started the rumor that British officers purchased revolutionary white women's scalps packed them by the bale and shipped them to their superiors? And why are people today still convinced that white settlers hardly immune as a group to the disease routinely distributed smallpox tainted blankets to the natives?Rumor spread by colonists and Native Americans alike ran rampant in early America Pretty alright Read for class

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In Groundless historian Gregory Evans Dowd explores why half truths deliberate lies and outrageous legends emerged in the first place how they grew and why they were given such credence throughout the New World Arguing that rumors are part of the objective reality left to us by the past a kind of fragmentary archival record he examines how uncertain news became powerful enough to cascade through the centuriesDrawing on specific case studies and tracing recurring rumors over many genera The research in this book is very detailed and extensive and that may be the problem with r

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GroundlessTions Dowd explains the seductive power of unreliable stories in the eastern North American frontiers from the sixteenth to the mid nineteenth centuries The rumors studied here some alluring some frightening commanded attention and demanded action They were all by definition groundless but they were not all false and they influenced the classic issues of historical inuiry the formation of alliances the making of revolutions the expropriation of labor and resources and the origins of wa It was just so damn dry and redundant I don't expect books like this to be founts of endles