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A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the Transformation of the Creek Indians, 1733-1816 (Cambridge Studies in North American Indian History)by Claudio Staunt
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A New Order of Things chronicles the changing world of the Creek Indians.
Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation in the eighteenth century that overturned the world of the powerful and numerous Creek Indians and forever changed the Deep South. As the Creeks amassed a fortune in cattle and slaves, new property fostered a new possessiveness, and government by coercion bred confrontation. A New Order of Things is the first book to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early history, a transformation that left deep divisions between the wealthy and poor, powerful and powerless.
Table of Contents
Part I. Power and Prosperity Before the New Order 1733-1783; 1. Fair persuasions: power among the Creeks; 2. 'Martial virtue, and not riches': the Creek relationship to property; Part II. The New Order Emerges 1784-1796: 3. Alexander McGillivray: Mestizo yet Indian; 4. Forging a social compact; 5. Blacks in Creek country; Part III. The 'Plan of Civilization' 1797-1811: 6. New roles for women and warriors; 7. Creating a Country of Laws and Property; 8. The power of writing; 9. The hungry years; Part IV. The New Order Challenged 1812-1816: 10. Seminole Resistance; 11. The Redstick war; 12. The negro fort.
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