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Author Oatis, Steven J., 1970-

Title A colonial complex : South Carolina's frontiers in the era of the Yamasee War, 1680-1730 / Steven J. Oatis
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (399 pages) : map
Contents Introduction : the southeastern frontier complex -- Builders and borrowers : South Carolina's early frontier expansion -- Contested empires : the southeastern theaters of Queen Anne's War -- Beneath the buffer zone : strains on South Carolina's Indian alliance network -- Conspiracy theories : inter-Indian alliances and the outbreak of the Yamasee War -- Crises and change : wartime adjustments of the South Carolinians -- Distances bridged and widened : wartime adjustments of the southeastern Indians -- Inchoate resistance : Indians and Imperialists in the Creek-Cherokee War -- Designs on a debatable land : the watershed of South Carolinian expansion -- Conclusion : the significance of the Yamasee War
Summary In 1715 the upstart British colony of South Carolina was nearly destroyed in an unexpected conflict with many of its Indian neighbors, most notably the Yamasees, a group whose sovereignty had become increasingly threatened. The South Carolina militia retaliated repeatedly until, by 1717, the Yamasees were nearly annihilated, and their survivors fled to Spanish Florida. The war not only sent shock waves throughout South Carolina's government, economy, and society, but also had a profound impact on colonial and Indian cultures from the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi River. Drawing on a diverse range of colonial records, A Colonial Complex builds on recent developments in frontier history and depicts the Yamasee War as part of a colonial complex: a broad pattern of exchange that linked the Southeast's Indian, African, and European cultures throughout the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. In the first detailed study of this crucial conflict, Steven J. Oatis shows the effects of South Carolina's aggressive imperial expansion on the issues of frontier trade, combat, and diplomacy, viewing them not only from the perspective of English South Carolinians but also from that of the societies that dealt with the South Carolinians both directly and indirectly
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-389) and index
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Subject Yamasee Indians -- Wars
HISTORY -- State & Local.
Historical geography.
Koloniale oorlogen.
Expansie (macht)
South Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
South Carolina -- Historical geography
South Carolina.
South Carolina
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0803204809