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The Indian slave trade [electronic resource] : the rise of the English empire in the American South, 1670-1717 /
Alan Gallay.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
xvii, 444 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
0300087543 (alk. paper)
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New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
0300087543 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
Bancroft Prize, USA, 2003 : Won
Washington State Book Award, USA, 2004 : Won
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Appeared in Choice on 2002-11-01:
European colonists in the American South, Gallay (Western Washington Univ.) explains in this powerfully argued and densely detailed volume, were sustained not only by "imperial connections to their mother country and to other colonies, but also by the native peoples who not only outnumbered them but fed, protected, and traded with them." While historians often have seen Native American societies as outside of the emerging plantation systems of the English empire in the colonial era, Gallay argues that trade in Indian slaves (which saw more Natives than Africans exported through Charles Town [Charleston]) was in fact central to the story of the burgeoning English empire in the southern colonies. It also "set in motion a gruesome series of wars that engulfed the region," introduced Native slave traders to the international economy, immiserated the lives of thousands while enriching the fortunes of a few, and marked the colony of Carolina with an acquisitive character unmatched even by the tobacco colony of Virginia. Gallay's stunning and engrossing work, aimed especially at advanced students and scholars, seems certain to spur a renewed debate on the origins and meaning of racial slavery. All academic collections. P. Harvey University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
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Bowker Data Service Summary
This study focuses on the traffic in Indian slaves during the early years of the American South. It documents how the trade operated, the processes by which Europeans and Native Americans became participants, and the consequences for the South.
Unpaid Annotation
Gallay places Native Americans at the center of the story of European colonization and the evolution of plantation slavery in America. He explores the impact of such contemporary forces as the African slave trade, the unification of England and Scotland, and the competition among European empires as well as political and religious divisions in England and in South Carolina.
Table of Contents
Note on the Text and Terminology
Introductionp. 1
The South to 1701
The Mississippian Erap. 23
Carolina, the Westo, and the Trade in Indian Slaves, 1670-1685p. 40
Crossroad of Cultures: Scots, Yamasee, and the Carolina Colony, 1684-1701p. 70
Adjustments, 1698-1708
Arkansas, Tunica, Taensa, and French Missionaries: Communication Across the Cultural Divide, 1698-1700p. 101
Diplomacy and War, 1699-1706p. 127
British Imperialism and Indian Warfare in the South: John Stewart and Thomas Nairnep. 155
Intentions, 1707-1711
Indians, Traders, and the Reform of the Indian Trade, 1707-1708p. 199
Defining the Empire: Carolina and the Conversion of Indiansp. 223
Carolina's Indian Tradersp. 241
Repercussions, 1712-1717
The Tuscarora Warp. 259
Contours of the Indian Slave Tradep. 288
The Yamasee Warp. 315
Afterwordp. 345
Notesp. 359
Indexp. 429
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