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The Resource Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country, Robert Michael Morrissey

Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country, Robert Michael Morrissey

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Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country
Title
Empire by collaboration
Title remainder
Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country
Statement of responsibility
Robert Michael Morrissey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the beginnings of colonial settlement in Illinois Country, the region was characterized by self-determination and collaboration that did not always align with imperial plans. The French in Quebec established a somewhat reluctant alliance with the Illinois Indians while Jesuits and fur traders planted defiant outposts in the Illinois River Valley beyond the Great Lakes. These autonomous early settlements were brought into the French empire only after the fact. As the colony grew, the authority that governed the region was often uncertain. Canada and Louisiana alternately claimed control over the Illinois throughout the eighteenth century. Later, British and Spanish authorities tried to divide the region along the Mississippi River. Yet Illinois settlers and Native people continued to welcome and partner with European governments, even if that meant playing the competing empires against one another in order to pursue local interests. Empire by Collaboration explores the remarkable community and distinctive creole culture of colonial Illinois Country, characterized by compromise and flexibility rather than domination and resistance. Drawing on extensive archival research, Robert Michael Morrissey demonstrates how Natives, officials, traders, farmers, religious leaders, and slaves constantly negotiated local and imperial priorities and worked purposefully together to achieve their goals. Their pragmatic intercultural collaboration gave rise to new economies, new forms of social life, and new forms of political engagement. Empire by Collaboration shows that this rugged outpost on the fringe of empire bears central importance to the evolution of early America.--
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Morrissey, Robert Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jesuits
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Illinois
  • France
  • Great Britain
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
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Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country, Robert Michael Morrissey
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393414/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • ch. 5
  • Collaborators: Indians and Empire
  • ch. 6
  • Creolization and Collaboration
  • ch. 7
  • Strains on Collaboration in French Illinois
  • ch. 8
  • Demanding Collaboration in British Illinois
  • ch. 1
  • Opportunists in the Borderlands
  • ch. 2
  • The Imaginary Kingdom
  • ch. 3
  • Collaboration and Community
  • ch. 4
  • A Dangerous Settlement
Control code
FIEb17745482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780812246995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations , maps
System control number
(OCoLC)908993732
Label
Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country, Robert Michael Morrissey
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393414/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • ch. 5
  • Collaborators: Indians and Empire
  • ch. 6
  • Creolization and Collaboration
  • ch. 7
  • Strains on Collaboration in French Illinois
  • ch. 8
  • Demanding Collaboration in British Illinois
  • ch. 1
  • Opportunists in the Borderlands
  • ch. 2
  • The Imaginary Kingdom
  • ch. 3
  • Collaboration and Community
  • ch. 4
  • A Dangerous Settlement
Control code
FIEb17745482
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
x, 326 pages
Isbn
9780812246995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations , maps
System control number
(OCoLC)908993732

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