Red, White, and Black / Edition 6

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Written by highly acclaimed historian Gary B. Nash, this text presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras. It reveals the crucial interconnections between North America's many peoples, illustrating the ease of their interactions in the first two centuries of European and African presence, to develop a fuller, deeper understanding of the nation's underpinnings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205692378
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Series: MySearchLab Series for History Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,239,577
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary B. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary American History. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982, 1992, 2000); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia’s Black Community, 1720-1840 (1988); First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory (2002); and The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America (2005). A former president of the Organization of American Historians, his scholarship is especially concerned with the role of common people in the making of history.

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Table of Contents

1. Before Columbus

Cultural Evolution

Regional Cultures

The Iroquois

Precontact Population

The Native American Worldview

2. Europeans Reach North America

Spanish and Portuguese Expansion into the Americas

England Enters the Colonial Race

Early Spanish Incursions in North America

The French Penetration of North America

English Images of the Native Americans

3. Cultures Meet on the Chesapeake

The Failed Colony at Roanoke

The Reestablishment of Virginia

Reorganization and Tobacco

English-Indian Relations

The War of 1622 and Its Aftermath

4. Cultures Meet in the Northeast

The Dutch in the Northeast


The Elusive Utopia

Puritans and Indians

The Question of Land

The Pequot War

5. The Coastal Societies: Resistance, Accommodation, and Defeat

Metacom’s War

Bacon’s Rebellion

The Colonization of South Carolina

Carolina-Indian Relations

The Tuscarora and Yamasee Wars

Quaker-Indian Relations in Penn’s “Holy Experiment”

6. Europe, Africa, and the Americas

The Atlantic Slave Trade

Capture and Transport of Slaves

The Development of Slavery in the North American Colonies

Slavery in North and South America

7. The African Ordeal Under Slavery

Coping with Enslavement

Regional Variations of North American Slavery

Slave Resistance and Rebellion

Black Culture in Colonial America

8. The Transformation of Euro-American Society

Eighteenth-Century European Immigrants

Land, Growth, and Changing Values

The Cities

Changing Social Structure

The Great Awakening

9. Wars for Empire and Indian Strategies for Survival

Iroquois Diplomacy

Creek Diplomacy

Cherokee Diplomacy

Transformations in Indian Society

Cultural Persistence

10. The Seven Years’ War and Its Aftermath

Population Increase

The Seven Years’ War

Indian Strategies in the Seven Years’ War

Indian-White Relations After 1763

The Colonizers’ Society After 1763

11. The Tricolored American Revolution

The Abolitionist Impulse

Struggling for Liberty

Exodus of Pro-British Slaves

The War Comes to an End

Leaders of the Free Blacks

The Red Revolution

12. The Mixing of Peoples

Indian-European Contact

White-Black Intermixture

African-Indian Contact

Cultural Interaction of Red, White, and Black


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