Synopses & Reviews
Much has been written about the forging of a British identity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The process, unconfined to the British Isles, ran across the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. The identities of Irish Catholics or Highland Scots who took part in the imperial venture abroad were subject to constant renegotiation. In the process, the indigenous peoples of North America, the Caribbean, the Cape, Australia, and New Zealand were forced to redefine their own identities. Although the encounter was far from equal, it was by no means simple or monolithicThis collection explores the many complex ways in which identities were forged within Britain and among indigenous peoples through a process of collision and compromise. Contributions from Africa, Australia, and both sides of the Atlantic deal with different aspects of these encounters-for example, Native Americans and Early Modern Concepts of Race and Hunting and the Politics of Masculinity in Cherokee Treaty-making, 1763-1775. Empire and Others provides a valuable study that will be of particular interest to students of Colonial American history and early modern British history.Contributors to the volume include Philip Morgan, Christopher Bayly, Andrew Porter, Hilary Beckles, and Peter Way.
Much has been written about the forging of a British identity in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The process, unconfined to the British Isles, ran across the Irish Sea and Atlantic Ocean and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. The
This collection explores the many complex ways in which identities were forged within Britain and among indigenous peoples--from Ireland to Scotland, from Africa to Austalia, from the Caribbean to North America, through a process of collision and compromise. "An exciting and rewarding book."--"Indigenous Nations Studies"
Table of Contents
Introduction : British identities, indigenous peoples and the empire / Martin Daunton and Rick Halpern -- The British and indigenous peoples, 1760-1860 : power, perception and identity / C.A. Bayly -- Encounters between British and "indigenous" peoples, c. 1500-c. 1800 / Philip D. Morgan -- Native Americans and early modern concepts of race / Kathleen Brown -- Praying with the enemy : Daniel Gookin, King Philip's War and the dangers of intercultural mediatorship / Louise A. Breen -- The cutting edge of culture : British soldiers encounter Native Americans in the French and Indian war / Peter Way -- Protecting trade through war : Choctaw elites and British occupation of the Floridas / Greg O'Brien -- Hunting and the politics of masculinity in Cherokee treaty-making, 1763-75 / Nathaniel Sheidley -- Racialization and feminization of poverty in early America : Indian women as "the poor of the town" in eighteenth-century Rhode Island / Ruth Wallis Herndon -- "They are so frequently shifting their place of residence" : land and the construction of social place of Indians in colonial Massachusetts / Jean O'Brien -- Legitimacies, Indian identities and the law : the politics of sex and the creation of history in colonial New England / Ann Marie Plane -- Images of aboriginal childhood : contested governance in the Canadian West to 1850 / Russell Smandych and Anne McGillivray -- Authority under challenge : Pikampul land and Queen Victoria's law during the British invasion of Australia / Heather Goodall -- The genocide policy in English-Karifuna relations in the seventeenth century / Hilary Beckles -- William Knibb and the constitution of the new Black subject / Catherine Hall -- "When the saints came marching in" : the Anti-Slavery Society and Indian indentured migration to the British Caribbean / Madhavi Kale -- North American experience and British missionary encounters in Africa and the Pacific, c. 1800-50 / Andrew Porter -- Losing faith in the civilizing mission : the premature decline of humanitarian liberalism at the Cape, 1840-60 / Andrew Bank.