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Bonds of Alliance: Indigenous and Atlantic Slaveries in New France

Brett Rushforth

Abstract

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. This book reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, it gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies. Rather than telli ... More

Keywords: French colonists, slave trade, Native Americans, slavery, New France, early American society, intercultural diplomacy, colonial law, gender, history of race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835586
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807838174_rushforth

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brett Rushforth, author