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Tribe, Race, History

Native Americans in Southern New England, 1780–1880

Daniel R. Mandell

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Winner, 2008 Lawrence W. Levine Award, Organization of American Historians

Tribe, Race, History examines American Indian communities in southern New England between the Revolution and Reconstruction, when Indians lived in the region’s socioeconomic margins, moved between semiautonomous communities and towns, and intermarried extensively with blacks and whites.

Drawing from a wealth of primary documentation, Daniel R. Mandell centers his study on ethnic boundaries, particularly how those boundaries were constructed, perceived, and crossed. He analyzes connections and distinctions between Indians…

Winner, 2008 Lawrence W. Levine Award, Organization of American Historians

Tribe, Race, History examines American Indian communities in southern New England between the Revolution and Reconstruction, when Indians lived in the region’s socioeconomic margins, moved between semiautonomous communities and towns, and intermarried extensively with blacks and whites.

Drawing from a wealth of primary documentation, Daniel R. Mandell centers his study on ethnic boundaries, particularly how those boundaries were constructed, perceived, and crossed. He analyzes connections and distinctions between Indians and their non-Indian neighbors with regard to labor, landholding, government, and religion; examines how emerging romantic depictions of Indians (living and dead) helped shape a unique New England identity; and looks closely at the causes and results of tribal termination in the region after the Civil War.

Shedding new light on regional developments in class, race, and culture, this groundbreaking study is the first to consider all Native Americans throughout southern New England.

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Outstanding work... The book is filled with gems... Highly recommended.

Mandell has made a very valuable contribution to our understanding of Native American history in a period long overlooked.

A carefully crafted, well-researched book... This review does not do justice to this rich account of the complex interactions of race, ethnicity, class, and gender in the survival of native peoples.

Mandell's superb book on a long-neglected subject should affect the way the larger narrative of this era of American history is written.

A wide-ranging, intricately argued, and thoroughly researched book. It is well written and historiographically significant, and Mandell's nineteen-page essay on the source materials a the end of the volume is a boon for scholars. Overall, Mandell has produced an outstanding addition to the field of American Indian history in New England.

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344
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9780801898198
Illustration Description
11 halftones, 2 line drawings
Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Land and Labor
Tribal Reserves
Small Communities
Work off the Reservation
Indian Reserves as Refuges
2. Community and Family
Indian Networks in

List of Illustrations and Tables
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Land and Labor
Tribal Reserves
Small Communities
Work off the Reservation
Indian Reserves as Refuges
2. Community and Family
Indian Networks in the Early Republic
Marriages with "Foreigners & Strangers"
Anglo-American Views of Indian Intermarriage
Indian Views of Race and Intermarriage
Intermarriage and Assimilation
3. Authority and Autonomy
Guardians Reappointed
Mashpee and Gideon Hawley
The Standing Order, Class, and Indians
Guardians and Tribal Challenges
The Mashpee Revolt
4. Reform and Renascence
Maintaining Institutions
Indians, the Society for Propagating the Gospel, and Reforms
Indians, State Governments, and Economic Enterprise
Renascence and Resistance
5. Reality and Imagery
Indians at Midcentury
Employment and Workways
Tribal Identity and Politics
Images of Indians
Local Histories
6. Citizenship and Termination
Race and Civil Rights
Proposing Termination
Rejecting Termination
Compelling Termination
Epilogue
List of Abbreviations
Notes
Essay on Sources
Index

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Daniel R. Mandell

Daniel R. Mandell is a professor of history at Truman State University. He is the author of Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Massachusetts, King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, End of Indian Sovereignty, and Behind the Frontier: Indians in Eighteenth-Century Eastern Massachusetts, and The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600–1870.
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