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Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees, Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763

Daniel J. Tortora


This book explores how the Anglo-Cherokee War reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the colonial South. The text chronicles the series of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 between Cherokees, settlers, and British troops. The conflict, no insignificant sideshow to the French and Indian War, eventually led to the regeneration of a British-Cherokee alliance. The book reveals how the war destabilized the South Carolina colony and threatened the white coastal elite, arguing that the political and military success of the Cherokees led colonists to a greater fear of slave resistance a ... More

Keywords: Anglo-Cherokee War, colonial South, Cherokees, settlers, British troops, British-Cherokee alliance, South Carolina colony

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469621227
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621227.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel J. Tortora, author