Trade, Land, Power

In this sweeping collection of essays, one of America's leading colonial historians reexamines struggles between Native peoples and Europeans in early America in terms of how each understood the material basis of power.

Trade, Land, Power
The Struggle for Eastern North America

Daniel K. Richter

2013 | 328 pages | Cloth $45.00
American History
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Table of Contents

Introduction

PART I. NATIVE POWER AND EUROPEAN TRADE
Chapter 1. Tsenacomoco and the Atlantic World: Stories of Goods and Power
Chapter 2. Brothers, Scoundrels, Metal-Makers: Dutch Constructions of Native American Constructions of the Dutch
Chapter 3. "That Europe be not Proud, nor America Discouraged": Native People and the Enduring Politics of Trade
Chapter 4. War and Culture: The Iroquois Experience
Chapter 5. Dutch Dominos: The Fall of New Netherland and the Reshaping of Eastern North America
Chapter 6. Brokers and Politics: Iroquois and New Yorkers

PART II. EUROPEAN POWER AND NATIVE LAND
Chapter 7. Land and Words: William Penn's Letter to the Kings of the Indians
Chapter 8. "No Savage Should Inherit": Native Peoples, Pennsylvanians, and the Origins and Legacies of the Seven Years War
Chapter 9. The Plan of 1764: Native Americans and a British Empire That Never Was
Chapter 10. Onas, the Long Knife: Pennsylvanians and Indians After Independence
Chapter 11. "Believing that Many of the Red People Suffer Much for the Want of Food": A Quaker View of Indians in the Early U.S. Republic

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments