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Author Tortora, Daniel J.
Title Carolina in crisis : Cherokees, colonists, and slaves in the American southeast, 1756-1763 / Daniel J. Tortora.
Imprint Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2015.

Author Tortora, Daniel J.
Subject Cherokee Indians -- Wars, 1759-1761.
Cherokee Indians -- Government relations -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1754-1763 -- Campaigns.
South Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Genre/Form History.
Description x, 274 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-251) and index.
Contents Join'd together: the Anglo-Cherokee Alliance, 1730-1753 -- A general conflagration: the French and Indian War begins -- Killed on the path: Cherokees in the campaigns against Fort Duquesne -- Till satisfaction shou'd be given: the crises of 1759 and the Lyttelton Expedition -- A situation too terrible for us: smallpox and social upheaval -- Put to death in cold blood: the Fort Prince George Massacre -- That kindred duty of retaliation: the Cherokee offensive of 1760 -- Flush'd with success: Cherokee victory and the fall of Fort Loudoun -- Destroying their towns and cutting up their settlements: the Grant campaign -- To bury the hatchet, and make a firm peace: terms and tensions -- The turbulent spirit of Gadsden: the origins of independence -- Conclusion: revolutionary implications.
Summary In this engaging history, Daniel J. Tortora explores how the Anglo-Cherokee War reshaped the political and cultural landscape of the colonial South. Tortora chronicles the series of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 between Cherokees, settlers, and British troops. The conflict, no insignificant sideshow to the French and Indian war, eventually led to the regeneration of a British-Cherokee alliance. Tortora reveals how the war destabilized the South Carolina colony and threatened the white coastal elite, arguing that the political and military success of the Cherokees led colonists to a greater fear of slave resistance and revolt and ultimately nurtured South Carolinians' rising interest in the movement for independence. Drawing on newspaper accounts, military and diplomatic correspondance, and the speeches of Cherokee people, among other sources, this work reexamines the experiences of Cherokees, whites, and African Americans in the mid-eighteenth century. Centering his analysis on Native American history, Tortora reconsiders the rise of revolutionary sentiments in the South while also detailing the Anglo-Cherokee War from the Cherokee perspective. -- from back cover.
ISBN 9781469621227 (pbk : alk. paper)
1469621223 (pbk : alk. paper)
9781469621234 (ebook)
OCLC # 893452506