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Author Weaver, Jace, 1957-

Title The red Atlantic : American indigenes and the making of the modern world, 1000-1927 / Jace Weaver.

Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.0497 W379r 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description xiv, 340 pages : maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-315) and index.
Contents Preface -- Introduction: Beneath the fall and beyond: navigating the red Atlantic -- For he looks upon you as foolish children: captives, slaves, and prisoners of the red Atlantic -- In the service of others: soldiers and sailors of the red Atlantic -- Red diplomats: statecraft and cosmopolitanism across the red Atlantic -- A gazing stocke, yea even a laughing stocke: celebrity Indians and display across the red Atlantic -- Fireside travelers, armchair adventurers, and apocryphal voyages: the literature of the red Atlantic -- The closing of the red Atlantic: a conclusion.
Summary Indigenous Americans, Weaver shows, crossed the Atlantic as royal dignitaries, diplomats, slaves, laborers, soldiers, performers, and tourists. And they carried resources and knowledge that shaped world civilization--from chocolate, tobacco, and potatoes to terrace farming and suspension bridges. Weaver makes clear that indigenous travelers were cosmopolitan agents of international change whose engagement with other societies gave them the tools to advocate for their own sovereignty even as it was challenged by colonialism.
Subject Indians of North America -- Atlantic States -- History.
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans -- Atlantic States.
Indians of North America -- Atlantic States -- Social life and customs.
American literature -- Indian authors.
Indians in literature.
Atlantic States -- Discovery and exploration.
American literature -- Indian authors. (OCoLC)fst00807179
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Indians in literature. (OCoLC)fst00969419
Indians of North America. (OCoLC)fst00969633
Indians of North America -- First contact with Europeans. (OCoLC)fst00969743
Indians of North America -- Social life and customs. (OCoLC)fst00969907
United States -- Atlantic States. (OCoLC)fst01240724
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781469614380 (cloth ; alk. paper)
1469614383 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9781469614397 (ebook)
1469614391 (ebook)
Standard No. 40023440025

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