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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

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

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

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

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

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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.


"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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