The Resource New worlds of violence : cultures and conquests in the early American Southeast, Matthew Jennings

New worlds of violence : cultures and conquests in the early American Southeast, Matthew Jennings

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New worlds of violence : cultures and conquests in the early American Southeast
Title
New worlds of violence
Title remainder
cultures and conquests in the early American Southeast
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Jennings
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
From the early 1500s to the mid 1700s, the American Southeast was the scene of continuoustumult as European powers vied for dominance in the region while waging war on Native American communities. Yet even before Hernando de Soto landed his expeditionaryforce on the Gulf shores of Florida, Native Americans had created their own "cultures of violence": sets of ideas about when it was appropriate to use violence and what sorts of violence were appropriate to a given situation. In New Worlds of Violence, Matthew Jennings offers a persuasive new framework for understanding the European Native American contact period and the conflicts among indigenous peoples that preceded it. This pioneering approach posits that every group present in the Southeast had its own ideas about the use of violence and that these ideas changed over time as they collided with one another. The book starts with the Mississippian era and continues through the successive Spanish and English invasions of the Native South. Jennings argues that the English conquered the Southeast because they were able to force everyone else to adapt to their culture of violence, which, of course, changed over time as well. By 1740, a peculiarly Anglo American culture of violence was in place that would profoundly influence the expansion of England's colonies and the eventual southern United States. While Native and African violence were present in this world, they moved in circles defined by the English. New Worlds of Violence concludes by pointing out that long-lasting violence bears long-lasting consequences. An important contribution to the growing body of work on the early Southeast, this book will significantly broaden readers' understanding of America's violent past. Matthew Jennings is an assistant professor of history at Macon State College in Macon, Georgia. He is the author of "Violence in a Shattered World" in Mapping the Shatter Zone: The European Invasion and the Transformation of the Mississippian World, edited by Robbie Ethridge and Sheri Shuck Hall. His work has also appeared in The Uniting States, The South Carolina Encyclopedia, A Multicultural History of the United States, and The Encyclopedia of Native American History
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
975/.01
Index
index present
LC call number
F212
LC item number
.J46 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
New worlds of violence : cultures and conquests in the early American Southeast, Matthew Jennings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments; Introduction: Cultures of Violence; 1. Violence in the Mississippian World; 2. Spanish and Mississippian Violence; 3. The Fight for Florida; 4. Violence after the Entrada; 5. Creating English Conquest; 6. Violence and the Founding of English Carolina; 7. Violence in the Era of the Yamasee War; 8. American Nations, American Violence; Notes; Bibliography; Index; Figures; Maps
Control code
ocn754582375
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572337992
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613282330
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328233
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.b35990909
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)754582375
  • pebcs1572337990

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