Red, White, and Black

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2009-09-03
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Written by highly acclaimed historian Gary B. Nash, this text presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras.It reveals the crucial interconnections between North America's many peoples, illustrating the ease of their interactions in the first two centuries of European and African presence, to develop a fuller, deeper understanding of the nation's underpinnings.

Author Biography

Gary B. Nash received his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He is currently Director of the National Center for History in the Schools at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he teaches colonial and revolutionary American History. Among the books Nash has authored are Quakers and Politics: Pennsylvania, 1681-1726 (1968); Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early America (1974, 1982, 1992, 2000); The Urban Crucible: Social Change, Political Consciousness, and the Origins of the American Revolution (1979); Forging Freedom: The Formation of Philadelphia’s Black Community, 1720-1840 (1988); First City: Philadelphia and the Forging of Historical Memory (2002); and The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America (2005). A former president of the Organization of American Historians, his scholarship is especially concerned with the role of common people in the making of history.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Before Columbusp. 1
Cultural Evolutionp. 2
Regional Culturesp. 4
The Iroquoisp. 8
Precontact Populationp. 13
The Native American Worldviewp. 13
Europeans Reach North Americap. 17
Spanish and Portuguese Expansion into the Americasp. 18
England Enters the Colonial Racep. 24
Early Spanish Incursions in North Americap. 28
The French Penetration of North Americap. 32
English Images of the Native Americansp. 38
Cultures Meet on the Chesapeakep. 44
The Failed Colony at Roanokep. 44
The Reestablishment of Virginiap. 46
Reorganization and Tobaccop. 49
English-Indian Relationsp. 52
The War of 1622 and Its Aftermathp. 58
Cultures Meet in the Northeastp. 64
The Dutch in the Northeastp. 64
Puritanismp. 70
The Elusive Utopiap. 73
Puritans and Indiansp. 75
The Question of Landp. 79
The Pequot Warp. 81
The Coastal Societies: Resistance, Accommodation, and Defeatp. 87
Metacom's Warp. 87
Bacon's Rebellionp. 92
Colonizing South Carolinap. 96
Carolina-Indian Relationsp. 98
The Tuscarora and Yamasee Warsp. 102
Quaker-Indian Relations in Penn's "Holy Experiment"p. 107
Europe, Africa, and the Americasp. 117
The Atlantic Slave Tradep. 118
Capture and Transport of Slavesp. 123
The Development of Slavery in the North American Coloniesp. 127
Slavery in North and South Americap. 131
The African Ordeal Under Slaveryp. 142
Coping with Enslavementp. 142
Regional Variations of North American Slaveryp. 144
Slave Resistance and Rebellionp. 152
Black Culture in Colonial Americap. 157
The Transformation of Euro-American Societyp. 170
Eighteenth-Century European Immigrantsp. 170
Land, Growth, and Changing Valuesp. 175
The Citiesp. 178
Changing Social Structurep. 181
The Great Awakeningp. 184
Wars for Empire and Indian Strategies for Survivalp. 189
Iroquois Diplomacyp. 190
Creek Diplomacyp. 194
Cherokee Diplomacyp. 197
Transformations in Indian Societyp. 198
Cultural Persistencep. 207
The Seven Years' War and Its Aftermathp. 210
Population Increasep. 210
The Seven Years' Warp. 211
Indian Strategies in the Seven Years' Warp. 215
Indian-White Relations after 1763p. 220
The Colonizers' Society after 1763p. 226
The Tricolored American Revolutionp. 230
The Abolitionist Impulsep. 230
Struggling for Libertyp. 232
Exodus of Pro-British Slavesp. 236
The War Comes to an Endp. 238
Leaders of the Free Blacksp. 238
The Indians' Revolutionp. 241
The Mixing of Peoplesp. 250
Indian-European Contactp. 251
White-Black Intermixturep. 257
African-Indian Contactp. 262
Cultural Interaction of Red, White, and Blackp. 266
Indexp. 275
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