Indian Slavery in Colonial America

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Alan Gallay
U of Nebraska Press, 2009 - Social Science - 440 pages
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European enslavement of American Indians began with Christopher Columbus?s arrival in the New World. The slave trade expanded with European colonies, and though African slave labor filled many needs, huge numbers of America?s indigenous peoples continued to be captured and forced to work as slaves. Although central to the process of colony-building in what became the United States, this phenomena has received scant attention from historians. ø Indian Slavery in Colonial America, edited by Alan Gallay, examines the complicated dynamics of Indian enslavement. How and why Indians became both slaves of the Europeans and suppliers of slavery?s victims is the subject of this book. The essays in this collection use Indian slavery as a lens through which to explore both Indian and European societies and their interactions, as well as relations between and among Native groups.
 

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Contents

Indian Slavery in Historical Context
1
1 Indian Slavery in Colonial New England
33
Indian Slavery in Colonial Virginia
67
3 South Carolinas Entrance into the Indian Slave Trade
109
Apalachicola Efforts to Survive the Slave Trade 16381705
147
A View of Slavery from the Spanish Archives
185
6 Indian Slavery in Southeastern Indian and British Societies 16701730
207
The Chickasaws and the Colonial Indian Slave Trade
251
8 A Spectrum of Indian Bondage in Spanish Texas
277
Indian Slavery and Multiethnic Communities in the Southwest Borderlands
319
The Origins of Indian Slavery in New France
353
11 John Askin and Indian Slavery at Michilimackinac
355
Contributors
417
Index
421
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Alan Gallay is a professor of history at Ohio State University. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670?1717, winner of the 2003 Bancroft Prize, and Voices of the Old South: Eyewitness Accounts, 1528?1861. ø Contributors: Juliana Barr, Jennifer Baszile, Denise I. Bossy, James F. Brooks, E.A.S. Demers, Robbie Ethridge, Chris Everett, Alan Gallay, Joseph Hall, Margaret Ellen Newell, and Brett Rushforth.

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