Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

by Brett Rushforth

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Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

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ISBN-13: 9781469613864
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press
Edition description: 1
Pages: 424
Sales rank: 735,049
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Brett Rushforth is associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary.

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. In Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, this book gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies.

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Rushforth imaginatively uses French and Native sources to illuminate a largely forgotten but vitally important chapter of the American encounter. . . . He never loses sight of the human stories, especially of enslaved Natives, which form the larger patterns he has found. A remarkable achievement.—James H. Merrell, Vassar College

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