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The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670 - 1717 ➵ The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670 - 1717 Download ➾ Author Alan Gallay – 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 This absorbing book Slave Trade: Kindle Ñ is the first ever to focus on the The Indian eBook ´ traffic in Indian slaves during the early years of the American South Indian Slave Trade: PDF Æ The Indian slave trade was of central importance from the Carolina coast Indian Slave Trade: The Rise Epub / 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 conseuences 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 Indian Slave Trade: The Rise Epub / 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.

10 thoughts on “The Indian Slave Trade: The Rise of the English Empire in the American South, 1670 - 1717

  1. Tim Tim says:

    The title of Gallay's The Indian Slave Trade actually seems to mistate the broader scope of this work He only occasionally focuses in on the details of the trade instead this is a book about the interaction between empires and the various native peoples inhabiting the American southeast It addresses the slave trade and South Carolina but Gallay is interested in the native peoples and he provided extensive detail of groups from the Arkansas to the Apalachee even up to the Irouois but focused most intensely on those trading with the colony including the Yamasee Chickasaw Creek Confederation South Carolina and its development sometimes seems a bit of a blur in all of this a not completely filled in background his account of the Yamasee War seemed like an afterthought though I particularly liked these uotes from the introduction and the afterword of the book even if they heartily confirmed my biases Between 1670 and 1730 the colony struggled to survive Institutional weakness polical and economic uncertainty and lawlessness characterized the colony and many Carolina settlers shared no common purpose but to accumulate riches Unlike Puritan New Englanders they displayed little interest in building a community Carolinians had neither patterned settlements not a unifying religious vision Whereas the Puritan elite created a highly repressive society to keep watch on personal behavior Carolina's elite brooked no interference with individual activities in pursuit of wealth No other mainland English colony endured such a long period dominated by an incorrigible and politically corrupt elite For two generations few men of wealth and power could be found who would obey laws whether royal proprietary or local that prohibited their moneymaking schemes Thomas Jefferson once wrote that slavery turned the children of slaveholders into petty tyrants but in South Carolina the culture of self aggrandizement preceded and then was reinforced by slaveholding From first settlement South Carolina elites ruthlessly pursued the exploitation of fellow humans in ways that differed from other mainland colonies and they created a narcissistic culture that reacted passionately and violently to attempts to limit their individual sovereignty over their perceived social inferiors The radicalism of nineteenth century South Carolina nullifiers duelists and fire eaters was a product not just of slaveholding but of a singular history and political culture that evolved in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries If the Carolinians were a God fearing people it was an exclusive God that permitted them to smite not just their enemies but people they had never met If they were a law abiding people they obeyed only the laws that suited them and then used the law to secure their place in power and the subjection of their social inferiors If they were a civil people it was a civility of convenience

  2. Jeremy Canipe Jeremy Canipe says:

    A well received and fascinating book The title doesn't exactly explain the history covered yet Professor Gallay successfully reorients our attention in the 17th and early 18th century history of colonization The story might be styled as a history of internal factionalism in colonial South Carolina and its relationships to the fragile colony's various Native neighbors and the region's Catholic European colonies of the French in the Mississippi Valley and the Spanish in Florida

  3. Claire Claire says:

    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

  4. Kelli Peters Kelli Peters says:

    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

  5. Doris Raines Doris Raines says:


  6. John Ward John Ward says:

    Could have been 75 less pages

  7. Mike Mike says:

    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 reuired 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

  8. Paul Paul says:

    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

  9. Bradley Bradley says:

    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

  10. Charlene Charlene says:

    For grad course this fall

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