Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in a Frontier Exchange Economy: The Lower Mississippi Valley Before 1783
In this pioneering book Daniel Usner examines the economic and cultural interactions among the Indians, Europeans, and African slaves of colonial Louisiana, including the province of West Florida. Rather than focusing on a single cultural group or on a particular economic activity, this study traces the complex social linkages among Indian villages, colonial plantations, h...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published April 13th 1992 by University of North Carolina Press
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Actually reread this book in relationship to a current research project. By far it remains a must-read book for anyone interested in the colonization of the gulf coast south in the 17th and 18th century. My own interest in indigenous women and their role in this economy begins with Usner's research. Really well-written and great details--fascinating stories.