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I totally loved this webinar. I've been an interested student of the history of the Ohio Valley and the Northwest Territory ever since reading Allan Eckert's "The Frontiersmen" a few years ago. Ben's comprehensive coverage of this period has validated all of what I've read, watched and learned, and has broadened my understanding of this formative part of our American History. His objective delivery of the plight of the Native Americans in the face of the United States' early imperial expansionism, leaves one yearning for an alternative history, ending in a harmonious solution. It is a story that is not well known, but needs to be. Thanks Ben, you did a great job!
This was a fascinating course. Ben's detailed and interesting commentary helped me understand the Indian situation at the time.
The course began with context setting for what the settlers found when they arrived. The flow and content of the course were excellent as were the lecturer's presentation skills. What I came away with was a much better understanding of the development of strategies by settlers and the United States to take the land from its original inhabitants by any means necessary and without scruples.
We are about mid-way through the course and it has been worth every minute so far. Ben knows his subject really well and is an entertaining lecturer. His excitement and passion for his work is evident. I have learned a lot.