A Colonial Complex (Hardcover)
South Carolina's Frontiers in the Era of the Yamasee War, 1680-1730
University of Nebraska Press, 9780803235755, 399pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2005
Drawing on a diverse range of colonial records, A Colonial Complex builds on recent developments in frontier history and depicts the Yamasee War as part of a colonial complex: a broad pattern of exchange that linked the Southeast’s Indian, African, and European cultures throughout the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In the first detailed study of this crucial conflict, Steven J. Oatis shows the effects of South Carolina’s aggressive imperial expansion on the issues of frontier trade, combat, and diplomacy, viewing them not only from the perspective of English South Carolinians but also from that of the societies that dealt with the South Carolinians both directly and indirectly. Readers will find new information on the deerskin trade, the Indian slave trade, imperial rivalry, frontier military strategy, and the major transformations in the cultural landscape of the early colonial Southeast.
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Praise For A Colonial Complex: South Carolina's Frontiers in the Era of the Yamasee War, 1680-1730…
— Charles Hudson