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Author Name:    GALLAY, Alan

Title:   Indian Slave Trade : The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717. Third Printing in dusjacket

Publisher:    Yale University Press, New Haven & London, 2002, ISBN:0300087543 

Seller ID:   114063

GALLAY, Alan. The Indian Slave Trade : The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670-1717. New Haven & London : Yale University Press, (2002). Third Printing. Pp (6),[vii]-xviii,1-444,(2). Maps. Index. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. This book was the 2003 Winner of the Bancroft Priz Very good in dustjacket. 60.00 "This study focuses on the traffic inIndian slaves during the early years of the American South. The Indian sla ve trade was of central importance from the Carolina coast to the Mississippi Valley for nearly 50 years, linking southern lives and creating a whirlwind of violence and profit-making, argues Alan Gallay. He documents in detail how the trade operated, the processes by which Europeans and Native Americans became participants, and the profound consequences for the South and its peoples. The author places Native Americans at the centre 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. Gallay also analyzes how Native American societies approached warfare, diplomacy and decisions about allying and trading with Europeans. His wide-ranging research should not only illuminate a crucial crossroad of European and Native American history but also establish a context inwhich to understand racism, colonialism, and the meaning of ethnicity in e arly America." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction. Part I : The South to 1701. 1. The Mississippian era. 2. Carolina, the Westo, and the trade in Indian slaves, 1670-1685. 3. Crossroad of cultures : Scots, Yamasee, and the Carolina colony, 1684-1701. Part II : Adjustments, 1698-1708. 4. Arkansas, Tunica, Taensa, and French missionaries : communication across the cultural divide, 1698-1700. 5. Diplomacy and war, 1699-1706. 6. British imperialism and Indian warfare in the South : John Stewart and Thomas Nairne. Part III : Intentions, 1707-1711. 7. Indians, traders, and the reform of the Indian trade, 1707-1708. 8. Defining the empire : Carolina and the conversion of Indians. 9. Carolina's Indian traders. Part IV : Repercussions, 1712-1717. 10. Tuscarora War. 11. Contours of the Indian slave trade. 12. Yamasee War. Afterword. Very good in dustjacket. 60.00


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