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

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
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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
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1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
White, Richard
Illustrations
illustrations
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.
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  • Algonquian Indians
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Algonquiens - Histoire
  • Indiens - Amérique du Nord - Canada - Relations avec l'État - 1830-
  • Indiens - Amérique du Nord - Grands Lacs, Région des - Histoire
  • Indiens - Amérique du Nord - Relations avec l'État - 1789-1869
  • Indiens - Amérique du Nord - États-Unis - Relations avec l'État - Jusqu'à 1789
  • Indians of North America
  • Indiens
  • Algonquiens
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Algonquian Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indianer
  • Algonkin
  • Rassenverhoudingen
  • Kolonisatie
  • Algonquiens
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Geschichte (1650-1815)
  • Great Lakes Region (North America)
  • Grands Lacs, Région des - Histoire
  • Grands Lacs, Région des
  • Great Lakes Region
  • Große Seen
  • Indianer
  • Große Seen (Region)
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The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815, Richard White
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780521424608
Lccn
90002679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)22344887
Label
The middle ground : Indians, empires, and republics in the Great Lakes region, 1650-1815, Richard White
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780521424608
Lccn
90002679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)22344887

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