Have you ever wondered why some towns in Texas have French names? Or why there's a statue of a Shawnee chief at the US Naval Academy? Or what coastal wildlife refuges have to do with American fears of invasion? And what the Olive Oil Riot in Montana was really all about? America Invaded has the answers to these intriguing questions, and so many more.
Ever since they first set foot on the North American continent, humans have explored, discovered, established boundaries - and subsequently invaded - all across the territory we now call the United States. In America Invaded, we track some of the many explorations and invasions that founded or destroyed towns, that set and reset state lines, and that shaped the peoples and culture of this nation.
In their first collaboration, America Invades, Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock toured the globe to find every country Americans have been militarily involved in. Now they’ve turned their sights inward, to America itself. In this fascinating, fact-filled book, America Invaded, they explore and explain some of the confrontations—between imperialist nations, between settlers and Native Americans, and sometimes between neighbors arguing over a border—that occurred throughout each of the fifty states since European explorers first set foot in the “New World.”
PRE-ORDER your copy of America Invaded today and start planning your trek across the US to visit each historical monument and discover little known facts uncovered by Kelly and Laycock–with maps, locations, and points of interest to help you along the way. Expected shipping in mid August.