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Lives in Objects: Native Americans, British Colonists, and Cultures of Labor and Exchange in the Southeast

Jessica Yirush Stern


The Lives in Objects presents a thoroughly researched and engaging study of the deerskin trade in the colonial Southeast, which is equally attentive to British American and Southeastern Indian cultures of production, distribution, and the consumption of goods. It challenges long-standing assumptions about Native American and European economic cultures in Early America, particularly the dichotomy that other scholars have drawn between gift-giving (associated with native pre-capitalist economies) and commodity exchange (associated with colonial market economies). This interpretation has tended t ... More

Keywords: Southeastern Indian, British colonist, Trade, Gift Exchange, Labor

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631486
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631486.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jessica Yirush Stern, author
California State University, Fullerton