Contact Points American Frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750-1830
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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.
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Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/7/1998
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.02" tall
|List of Maps|
|Introduction: On the Connection of Frontiers "the very seat of the Prince of darkness"|
|Unsettling the Early American Frontier|
|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|
|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|
|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|