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Title Empire and others : British encounters with indigenous peoples, 1600-1850 / edited by Martin Daunton and Rick Halpern.

Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  323.11091712 EMPI    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1 Introduction: British identities, indigenous peoples and the empire / Martin Daunton, Rick Halpern 1 -- 2 British and indigenous peoples, 1760-1860: power, perception and identity / C. A. Bayly 19 -- 3 Encounters between British and "indigenous" peoples, c. 1500-c. 1800 / Philip D. Morgan 42 -- 4 Native Americans and early modern concepts of race / Kathleen Brown 79 -- 5 Praying with the enemy: Daniel Gookin, King Philip's War and the dangers of intercultural mediatorship / Louise A. Breen 101 -- 6 Cutting edge of culture: British soldiers encounter Native Americans in the French and Indian war / Peter Way 123 -- 7 Protecting trade through war: Choctaw elites and British occupation of the Floridas / Greg O'Brien 149 -- 8 Hunting and the politics of masculinity in Cherokee treaty-making, 1763-75 / Nathaniel Sheidley 167 -- 9 Racialization and feminization of poverty in early America: Indian women as "the poor of the town" in eighteenth-century Rhode Island / Ruth Wallis Herndon 186 -- 10 "They are so frequently shifting their place of residence": land and the construction of social place of Indians in colonial Massachusetts / Jean O'Brien 204 -- 11 Legitimacies, Indian identities and the law: the politics of sex and the creation of history in colonial New England / Ann Marie Plane 217 -- 12 Images of aboriginal childhood: contested governance in the Canadian West to 1850 / Russell Smandych, Anne McGillivray 238 -- 13 Authority under challenge: Pikampul land and Queen Victoria's law during the British invasion of Australia / Heather Goodall 260 -- 14 Genocide policy in English-Karifuna relations in the seventeenth century / Hilary Beckles 280 -- 15 William Knibb and the constitution of the new Black subject / Catherine Hall 303 -- 16 "When the saints came marching in": the Anti-Slavery Society and Indian indentured migration to the British Caribbean / Madhavi Kale 325 -- 17 North American experience and British missionary encounters in Africa and the Pacific, c. 1800-50 / Andrew Porter 345 -- 18 Losing faith in the civilizing mission: the premature decline of humanitarian liberalism at the Cape, 1840-60 / Andrew Bank 364.
Summary 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 and was played out in North America and the Caribean. 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 monolithic.
This 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 an interesting and valuable study which will be of particular interest to postgraduate students of Colonial American history and early modern British history.
Other author Daunton, M. J. (Martin J.)
Halpern, Rick.
Subject Indigenous peoples -- Great Britain -- History -- Colonies.
British -- Travel -- Foreign countries -- History.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Race relations.
ISBN 0812216997 (paperback)