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The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815, Richard White

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The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815
Title
The middle ground
Title remainder
Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815
Statement of responsibility
Richard White
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book seeks to step outside the simple stories of Indian/white relations--stories of conquest and assimilation and stories of cultural persistence. It is, instead, about a search for accommodation and common meaning. It tells how Europeans and Indians met, regarding each other as alien, as virtually nonhuman, and how between 1650 and 1815 they constructed a common, mutually comprehensible world in the region around the Great Lakes that the French called the "Pays d'en haut". Here the older worlds of the Algonquins and various Europeans overlapped, and their mixture created new systems of meaning and of exchange. Finally, the book tells of the breakdown of accommodation and common meanings and the recreation of the Indians as alien and exotic. The process of accommodation described in this book takes place in a middle ground, a place in between cultures and peoples, and in between empires and non-state villages. On the middle ground people try to persuade others who are different than themselves by appealing to what they perceive to be the values and practices of those others. From the creative misunderstandings that result, there arise shared meanings and new practices
Member of
Awards note
  • American Historical Association Albert A. Beveridge Award, 1992.
  • American Historical Association Albert B. Corey Prize in Canadian-American Relations, 1992.
  • Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 1991.
  • Society of American Historians Francis Parkman Prize, 1992.
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.A35
LC item number
W48 1991
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in North American Indian history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
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The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815, Richard White
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Publication
Bibliography note
Inlcudes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- Refugees: a world made of fragments -- The middle ground -- The fur trade -- The alliance -- Republicans and rebels -- The clash of empires -- Pontiac and the restoration of the middle ground -- The British alliance -- The contest of villagers -- Confederacies -- The politics of benevolence -- Epilogue -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 544 p.
Isbn
9780521371049
Lccn
90002679
Note
  • Cop. 2: has 2007 printing date.
  • Main, cop. [1]-2.
Other physical details
ill., maps, facsims.
System control number
  • 906634-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)906634
  • (Sirsi) o22344887
  • (OCoLC)22344887
Label
The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815, Richard White
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Inlcudes bibliographical references and index
Contents
List of abbreviations -- Introduction -- Refugees: a world made of fragments -- The middle ground -- The fur trade -- The alliance -- Republicans and rebels -- The clash of empires -- Pontiac and the restoration of the middle ground -- The British alliance -- The contest of villagers -- Confederacies -- The politics of benevolence -- Epilogue -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 544 p.
Isbn
9780521371049
Lccn
90002679
Note
  • Cop. 2: has 2007 printing date.
  • Main, cop. [1]-2.
Other physical details
ill., maps, facsims.
System control number
  • 906634-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)906634
  • (Sirsi) o22344887
  • (OCoLC)22344887

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