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Contested Spaces of Early America
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Introduction. Maps and Spaces, Paths to Connect, and Lines to Divide
-Juliana Barr and Edward Countryman

PART I. SPACES AND POWER
Chapter 1. The Shapes of Power: Indians, Europeans, and North American Worlds from the Seventeenth to the Nineteenth Century
-Pekka Hamalainen
Chapter 2. Dispossession in a Commercial Idiom: From Indian Deeds to Land Cession Treaties
-Allan Greer

PART II. SPACES AND LANDSCAPES
Chapter 3. The Mandans: Ecology, Population, and Adaptation on the Northern Plains
-Elizabeth Fenn
Chapter 4. Colonial Spaces in the Fragmented Communities of Northern New Spain
-Cynthia Radding
Chapter 5. Transformations: The Rio de la Plata During the Bourbon Era
-Raul Jose Mandrini

PART III. SPACE AND RESETTLEMENTS
Chapter 6. Blurred Borders: North America's Forgotten Apache Reservations
-Matthew Babcock
Chapter 7. The Forced Transfer of Indians in Nueva Vizcaya and Sinaloa: A Hispanic Method of Colonization
-Chantal Cramaussel
Chapter 8. Remaking Americans: Louisiana, Upper Canada, and Texas
-Alan Taylor

PART IV. SPACES AND MEMORY
Chapter 9. Blood Talk: Violence and Belonging in the Navajo-New Mexican Borderland
-Brian DeLay
Chapter 10. Toward a New Literary History of the West: Etahdleuh Doanmoe's Captivity Narrative
-Birgit Brander Rasmussen
Chapter 11. Toward an Indigenous Art History of the West: The Segesser Hide Paintings
-Ned Blackhawk
Chapter 12. The Borderlands and Lost Worlds of Early America
-Samuel Truett

Notes
List of Contributors
Index
Acknowledgments

About the Author

Juliana Barr is Associate Professor of History at Duke University and author of Peace Came in the Form of a Woman: Indians and Spaniards in the Texas Borderlands. Edward Countryman is University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University and author of several books, including The American Revolution, Americans: A Collision of Histories, and most recently Enjoy the Same Liberty: Black Americans and the Revolutionary Era.

Reviews

"Bold, innovative, and ambitious, Contested Spaces of Early America is an excellent volume that engages with the state of the field like few others."-Andres Resendez, University of California, Davis


"Contested Spaces of Early America offers readers a cross section of thoughtful new approaches to American history, which is finally beginning to fulfill its promise as a history of all Americans."-Journal of Historical Geography

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