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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. In Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, this book gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies.

Rather than telling a simple story of colonial domination and Native victimization, Rushforth argues that Indian slavery in New France emerged at the nexus of two very different forms of slavery: one indigenous to North America and the other rooted in the Atlantic world. The alliances that bound French and Natives together forced a century-long negotiation over the nature of slavery and its place in early American society. Neither fully Indian nor entirely French, slavery in New France drew upon and transformed indigenous and Atlantic cultures in complex and surprising ways.

Based on thousands of French and Algonquian-language manuscripts archived in Canada, France, the United States and the Caribbean, Bonds of Alliance bridges the divide between continental and Atlantic approaches to early American history. By discovering unexpected connections between distant peoples and places, Rushforth sheds new light on a wide range of subjects, including intercultural diplomacy, colonial law, gender and sexuality, and the history of race.

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In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. In Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, this book gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies.

About the Author

Brett Rushforth is associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807835586
Author:
Rushforth, Brett
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Indian Slavery
Subject:
Indian slave trade
Subject:
Native American Slavery
Subject:
Native America
Subject:
American Indian
Subject:
Aboriginal People
Subject:
Indigenous people
Subject:
Caribbean slavery
Subject:
Code Noir
Subject:
Slave Law
Subject:
Atlantic slavery
Subject:
Atlantic slave trade
Subject:
New France
Subject:
French -- Canada.
Subject:
Canada
Subject:
Montreal
Subject:
Quâebec
Subject:
pays d en haut
Subject:
Martinique
Subject:
French Caribbean
Subject:
French colonialism
Subject:
French Atlantic
Subject:
Atlantic world
Subject:
Calumet
Subject:
Algonquian
Subject:
Sioux
Subject:
Dakota
Subject:
Illinois Indians.
Subject:
Ottawa Indians.
Subject:
Odawa
Subject:
Ojibwa
Subject:
chippewa
Subject:
Fox Indians.
Subject:
Mesquakie
Subject:
Michilimackinac
Subject:
Fur trade
Subject:
World History-France
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, 20 halftones, 7 maps, 4 tables
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Native American » General Native American Studies
History and Social Science » Sociology » Slavery
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » World History » Canada
History and Social Science » World History » France » General
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. In Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, this book gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies.
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