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Trade, land, power : the struggle for eastern North America / Daniel K. Richter.

By: Richter, Daniel K.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2013Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (viii, 314 pages :) : illustrations, maps.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780812208306; 0812208307.Subject(s): Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans | Indians, Treatment of -- North America -- History | Indians of North America -- Government relationsAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Trade, land, power.DDC classification: 973.2 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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A collection of previously written essays.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-305) and index.

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This powerful collection includes eight published articles and three new pieces, organized chronologically and connected by common themes. Part 1 begins with the initial Colonial encounters in the Chesapeake, and ends with an analysis of how, in the chaos of late-17th-century New York, political factions within each group shaped English and Iroquois diplomacy. Part 2 begins with an outstanding new work examining how William Penn's 1682 letter to Native leaders was shaped by new English concepts of empire and proprietary boundary conflicts, and ends with an analysis of how, a century later, Quaker views of Ohio Valley Native communities were distorted by American cultural paradigms. The work is not intended to be comprehensive: it focuses on the mid-Atlantic region and encounters between sovereign groups, and several essays focus almost entirely on the colonists as they first maneuvered to gain Native trade and then took Native land. But the book as a whole provides a deep and eminently readable view of significant developments and concepts that have emerged--in large part through Richter's continued scholarship--in the study of Colonial encounters east of the Mississippi. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All academic levels/libraries. D. R. Mandell Truman State University

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Daniel K. Richter is Roy F. and Jeannette P. Nichols Professor of American History and Richard S. Dunn Director of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also author of several books, including Ordeal of the Longhouse: The Peoples of the Iroquois League in the Era of European Colonization, Facing East from Indian Country: A Native History of Early America, and Before the Revolution: America's Ancient Pasts.

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