Bonds of Alliance Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France
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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.Rather than telling a simple story of colonial domination and Native…
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/1/2014
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Brett Rushforth is associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary.