Contact Points American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750-1830

ISBN-10: 0807847348
ISBN-13: 9780807847343
Edition: 1998
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Description: The eleven essays in this volume probe multicultural interactions between Indians, Europeans, and Africans in eastern North America's frontier zones from the late colonial era to the end of the early republic. Focusing on contact points between  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/7/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

The eleven essays in this volume probe multicultural interactions between Indians, Europeans, and Africans in eastern North America's frontier zones from the late colonial era to the end of the early republic. Focusing on contact points between these groups, they construct frontiers as creative arenas that produced new forms of social and political organization. Contributors to the volume offer fresh perspectives on a succession of frontier encounters from the era of the Seven Years' War in Pennsylvania, New York, and South Carolina to the Revolutionary period in the Ohio Valley to the Mississippi basin in the early national era. Drawing on ethnography, cultural and literary criticism, border studies, gender theory, and African American studies, they open new ways of looking at intercultural contact in creating American identities. Collectively, the essays inContact Pointschallenge ideas of either acculturation or conquest, highlighting instead the complexity of various frontiers while demonstrating their formative influence in American history. The contributors are Stephen Aron, Andrew R. L. Cayton, Gregory E. Dowd, John Mack Faragher, William B. Hart, Jill Lepore, James H. Merrell, Jane T. Merritt, Lucy Eldersveld Murphy, Elizabeth A. Perkins, Claudio Saunt, and Fredrika J. Teute.

Preface
List of Maps
Introduction: On the Connection of Frontiers "the very seat of the Prince of darkness"
Unsettling the Early American Frontier
Metaphor
Meaning, and Misunderstanding: Language and Power on the Pennsylvania Frontier
MerrittBlack "Go-Betweens" and the Mutability of "Race," Status, and Identity on New York's Pre-Revolutionary
Hart"Insidious Friends": Gift Giving and the Cherokee-British Alliance in the Seven Years' War
"Domestick Quiet being Broke": Gender Conflict among Creek Indians in the Eighteenth-Century
Pigs and Hunters
"Rights in the Woods" on the Trans-Appalachian Frontier
Distinctions and Partitions among Us: Identity and Interaction in the Revolutionary Ohio Valley
"Noble Actors" upon "the Theatre of Honour": Power and Civility in the Treaty of Greenville
Cayton
To Live among Us: Accommodation, Gender, and Conflict in the Western Great Lakes Region, 1760-1832
Murphy"More Motley than Mackinaw": From Ethnic Mixing to Ethnic Cleansing on the Frontier of the Lower Missouri, 1783-1833
Remembering American Frontiers: King Philip's War and the American Imagination
Bibliography
Conference
Program Index
Notes on the Contributors
Maps Shamokin and the Susquehanna Country The Cherokee British Alliance, 1756-1759
The Deep South Interior, circa 1800
The Upper Ohio Valley in the Late Eighteenth Century The Fox-Wisconsin Region, circa 1827

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