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At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763

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Examining interactions between Native Americans and whites in eighteenth-century Pennsylvania, Jane Merritt traces the emergence of race as the defining difference between these neighbors on the frontier.

Before 1755, Indian and white communities in Pennsylvania shared a certain amount of interdependence. They traded skills and resources and found a common enemy in the colonial authorities, including the powerful Six Nations, who attempted to control them and the land they inhabited. Using innovative research in German Moravian records, among other sources, Merritt explores the cultural practices, social needs, gender dynamics, economic exigencies, and political forces that brought Native Americans and Euramericans together in the first half of the eighteenth century.

But as Merritt demonstrates, the tolerance and even cooperation that once marked relations between Indians and whites collapsed during the Seven Years' War. By the 1760s, as the white population increased, a stronger, nationalist identity emerged among both white and Indian populations, each calling for new territorial and political boundaries to separate their communities. Differences between Indians and whites--whether political, economic, social, religious, or ethnic--became increasingly characterized in racial terms, and the resulting animosity left an enduring legacy in Pennsylvania's colonial history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807827895
Subtitle:
Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Merritt, Jane T.
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
United States / Colonial Period(1600-1775)
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Indians of North America -- History.
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life -- Pennsylvania.
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations; Native Americans; Delawares; Mohicans; Iroquois; mission communities; eastern Pennsylvania; Christianity; market economy; Quakers; British American identity; ethnicity; religion; cultural practice; nationalism; racial rhetoric; Indians; Seven
Subject:
Six Nations.
Subject:
Native Americans
Subject:
Delawares
Subject:
Mohicans
Subject:
Iroquois
Subject:
mission communities
Subject:
eastern Pennsylvania
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
market economy
Subject:
Quakers
Subject:
British American identity
Subject:
Ethnicity
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
cultural practice
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
racial rhetoric
Subject:
Indians
Subject:
Seven Years War
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.38 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America

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