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Forgiving Trespasses: Living with Livestock in Early America

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158601
eISBN:
9780199788538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that trespassing livestock were a major cause of friction between Indians and English colonists. Even so, Native Americans and colonists found ways to cooperate with one another ... More


The Landless Borderland, 1600–1633

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter describes early encounters between the Natives, English, and Dutch. In the initial days of colonization coastal traders were far more responsible for forging relationships with Native ... More


Sea Changes, 1675–1750

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter details events from 1675 to 1750. These include the start of Plymouth's policing of its southern coast by late June 1675 to capture “any Indeans that may be found passing over” ... More


Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158601
eISBN:
9780199788538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This study presents colonial American history as the story of three-way interactions among Indians, English colonists, and livestock. By situating domestic animals at the heart of the colonizing ... More


Mercantilist Goals and Colonial Needs: Interimperial Trade amidst War and Crisis

Christian J. Koot

in Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748831
eISBN:
9780814749425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the 1660s when Englishmen in the colonies and the metropole worked out their competing, and still evolving, visions of empire. It details how the English conquest of New ... More


Local Adaptations I: Anglo-Dutch Trade in the English West Indies

Christian J. Koot

in Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748831
eISBN:
9780814749425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces changes in interimperial trade over the course of the second half of the seventeenth century. By the late 1680s, planters had yet to accept regulation unconditionally, and some ... More


Interimperial Foundations: Early Anglo-Dutch Trade in the Caribbean and New Amsterdam

Christian J. Koot

in Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748831
eISBN:
9780814749425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter introduces New Amsterdam, the Leeward Islands, and Barbados and describes the earliest interactions between English and Dutch adventurers in these places. Located far from the seat of ... More


“Davids warre”: The Pequot War and the Origins of Slavery in New England

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details the earliest contact between the English and Native Americans. Even before the English planted colonies in New England, they forcibly removed Indians from coastal settlements to ... More


“An Indian to help in the work”: The Importance of Indian Labor in the New England Economy

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter details English efforts to assert their sovereignty over the Indians. This took the form of pressure on Indians to sign treaties and cede land, as well as a tightening of tributary ... More


“Free men subjects to the king”: The Search for Enslavable Indians in the Northeast and Southeast

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Indian enslavement in the post-King Philip's War period. English colonists in southern New England initially evaded new barriers to slavery by importing Native Americans from ... More


“As good if not better then the Moorish Slaves”: Law, Slavery, and the Second Native Diaspora

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the changes wrought by King Philip's War (1675–76) in law and practice regarding involuntary servitude. Of the more than two thousand Indians reduced to servitude and slavery ... More


To be sold “in any part of ye kings Dominyons”: Judicial Enslavement of New England Indians

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes English colonists' use of court-ordered servitude and other, even more informal claims to maintain their supply of Indian slaves in the eighteenth century. In order to reduce ... More


Colonial Diversity

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes various types of beverages and drinking habits from the colonial period. During that time, water was America’s most commonly consumed beverage. All colonists drank water—either ... More


Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Margaret Ellen Newell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book reveals a little-known aspect of American history: English colonists in New England enslaved thousands of Indians. Massachusetts became the first English colony to legalize slavery in 1641, ... More


Gentlemen and Soldiers: Competing Visions of Manhood in Early Jamestown

John Gilbert Mccurdy

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On May 14, 1607, 104 men and boys landed on a small peninsula in the Chesapeake and established Jamestown. The colonists sailed not for themselves but for the Virginia Company, whose shareholders ... More


“I doe not see how wee can thrive untill wee gett into a stock of slaves”: Slavery in the Puritan Atlantic World

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers the justifications for Indian slavery in the seventeenth century. Foremost among these rationales was the need for labor both in New England and in the Atlantic and Caribbean ... More


“New England Hath Lost the Day”: John Wompas Protests to the English Crown

Jenny Hale Pulsipher

in Swindler Sachem: The American Indian Who Sold His Birthright, Dropped Out of Harvard, and Conned the King of England

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300214932
eISBN:
9780300235548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214932.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter recounts the period when John Wompas left Massachusetts at a time of personal trouble as well as a time of trouble for the colony. Massachusetts had been under a cloud of royal ... More


“Joyne interchangeably in a laborious bodily service”

Heather Miyano Kopelson

in Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the contours and characteristics of Algonquian communities in southern New England and how they developed bodily performance in response to English colonists' demands on their ... More


Epilogue: Indians and the Origins of American Slavery —and Abolitionism

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that while Indian slavery became the forgotten story subsumed in the larger story of racialized slavery in both history and memory, Indians were the charter generation. Indian ... More


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