Empire and Others
British Encounters with Indigenous Peoples, 1600-1850
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Empire and Others by M. J. Daunton
Book DescriptionMuch has been written about the forging of a British identity in the 17th and 18th centuries, from the multiple kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland. But the process also ran across the Irish sea and was played out in North America and the Caribbean. In the process, the indigenous peoples of North America, the Caribbean, the Cape, Australia and New Zealand were forced to redefine their identities. This text integrates the history of these areas with British and imperial history. With contributions from both sides of the Atlantic, each chapter deals with a different aspect of British encounters with indigenous peoples in Colonial America and includes, for example, sections on "Native Americans and Early Modern Concepts of Race" and "Hunting and the Politics of Masculinity in Cherokee treaty-making, 1763-1775". This book should be of particular interest to postgraduate students of Colonial American history and early modern British history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857289916
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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