This book is written at a relatively high Lexile level, is well researched and provides a detailed description of the interaction of colonial and Native American culture in the Southeast Most students were unaware that the practice of capturing Native Americans and selling them into slavery exited as part of the culture and history of the United States This book is a useful tool for illuminating this often overlooked aspect of American History. This Absorbing Book Is The First Ever To Focus On The Traffic In Indian Slaves During The Early Years Of The American South The Indian Slave Trade Was Of Central Importance From The Carolina Coast To The Mississippi Valley For Nearly Fifty Years, Linking Southern Lives And Creating A Whirlwind Of Violence And Profit Making, Argues Alan Gallay He Documents In Vivid Detail How The Trade Operated, The Processes By Which Europeans And Native Americans Became Participants, And The Profound Consequences For The South And Its PeoplesThe Author Places Native Americans At The Center 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 Not Only Illuminates A Crucial Crossroad Of European And Native American History But Also Establishes A New Context For Understanding Racism, Colonialism, And The Meaning Of Ethnicity In Early America Great book, a must read for colonial history and understanding the origins of America Gallay is showing the extent and nature of the Indian slave trade in the mostly southern colonies Indian slave trading existed long before colonists arrived, as the mourning war was part of Indian life and culture However slavery began to work differently once colonials got involved and the number of slaves taken skyrocketed Agricultural developments necessitated large extensions in the amount of human labor required Essentially Gallay is linking the social and political cultures of colonists with expanding Indian slave trading in the colonial era American historians need to read or at least be aware of this work. This is a must read for anyone who thinks the European settlers of the Americas were unique in the promulgation of slavery. A subject scarcely treated in history books, the Indian slave trade was at the heart of colonial relations in the Southeast Wars were perpetrated to expand the trade, careers and fortunes were made from it, and the institutions of the British Empire in the south were established partly to protect it Gallay s strength is is assiduous research and careful analysis An excellent beginning for anyone interested in the politics of the southern frontier in colonial America. For grad course this fall. Course reading Skimmed some chapters Re read. For a book that is supposed to be about slavery, this book has surprisingly little to do with slavery It is an examination of the Native American and European interactions in the South between 1670 1717, with slavery playing the part of a small case study within the larger text Very interesting if you re interested in learning how the Carolina colony s geopolitical relationships with its neighboring Native American and European colonizers grew and changed over time, but if you re looking for a thorough investigation of Native American slavery or the slave trade at this time you might want to look elsewhere. The Indian Slave Trade is set in the southern region in the early 1700s and focuses on the development of trade alliances and the rise of the Indian slave trade Gallay describes how Native American groups in the south, particularly near the Carolina colony, were critical to the development and success of the colony Gallay explains how these groups created alliances with one another and how this impacted the violence in the area.
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- 464 pages
- The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670 - 1717
- Alan Gallay
- 12 October 2018 Alan Gallay