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I didn't feel it was dated. It takes place during the revolutionary war, the late 1700's. Edmonds. It also reflects a strong new current of interest, in the American historical fiction of this era (written in the shadow of rising European totalitarianism and perceived threats to democracy) in the period of the American founding --the Revolutionary War origins of our democratic and constitutional tradition. As much a story of conquering the woods as it is of raids and counter raids. An excellent, educational read! I was excited to read this book based on its description, but after eight chapters I was very disappointed. It does clearly show that, in some parts of the country, the Revolution. It ranks right up there with James Fenimore Cooper’s Last of the Mohicans.. First published in 1936, Drums Along the Mohawk stayed at number one on the best-sellers list for two years.Gone With the Wind, also published in 1936, finally replaced it. At first Lana is skeptical, but after she meets the neighbors and lives in the house for a while, she feels as if she belongs there. But it's the whole world-view that I found so powerful. This conflict between the British and the people in the fort continues on basically through the end of the book, and is the main conflict of the whole entire book. }); Characters are a bit flat. After a while the Indian revolt and burn down houses, towns, killing and scalping all that get in the way. Nearly 80 years old, this classic is still enjoyable. Since I now live in the Mohawk Valley and all the place names are familiar to me, this book really came alive. 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