The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 16700

The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 16700

by Alan Gallay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300101937

ISBN-13: 9780300101935

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Yale University Press

This prize-winning book is the first ever to focus on the traffic in Indian slaves in the American South. For decades the Indian slave trade linked southern lives and created a whirlwind of violence and profit-making. Alan Gallay documents in vivid detail the operation of the slave trade, the processes by which Europeans and Native Americans became participants in it,…  See more details below

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This prize-winning book is the first ever to focus on the traffic in Indian slaves in the American South. For decades the Indian slave trade linked southern lives and created a whirlwind of violence and profit-making. Alan Gallay documents in vivid detail the operation of the slave trade, the processes by which Europeans and Native Americans became participants in it, and the profound consequences it had for the South and its peoples."The book is essential reading for scholars of early American and Native American history. . . . Gallay's work is an important and exciting contribution to the field."-History: Reviews of New Books; "Powerfully argued. . . . Gallay's stunning and engrossing work . . . seems to spur a renewed debate on the origins and meaning of racial slavery."-Choice; "A majestic volume . . . [that] will reshape our understanding of the geopolitics and economy of the colonial South. . . . This engaging transnational story deserves the attention of colonial and southern historians."-Andrew K. Frank, Georgia Historical Quarterly

Author Biography: Alan Gallay is professor of history at Western Washington University.

Winner of the 2003 Bancroft Prize

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300101935
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
1,120,585
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on the Text and Terminology
Introduction1
Pt. 1The South to 1701
1The Mississippian Era23
2Carolina, the Westo, and the Trade in Indian Slaves, 1670-168540
3Crossroad of Cultures: Scots, Yamasee, and the Carolina Colony, 1684-170170
Pt. 2Adjustments, 1698-1708
4Arkansas, Tunica, Taensa, and French Missionaries: Communication Across the Cultural Divide, 1698-1700101
5Diplomacy and War, 1699-1706127
6British Imperialism and Indian Warfare in the South: John Stewart and Thomas Nairne155
Pt. 3Intentions, 1707-1711
7Indians, Traders, and the Reform of the Indian Trade, 1707-1708199
8Defining the Empire: Carolina and the Conversion of Indians223
9Carolina's Indian Traders241
Pt. 4Repercussions, 1712-1717
10The Tuscarora War259
11Contours of the Indian Slave Trade288
12The Yamasee War315
Afterword345
Notes359
Index429

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