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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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrissey, Robert Michael
Dewey number
977.3/01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
F544
LC item number
.M875 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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
  • Jesuits
  • HISTORY
  • British colonies
  • Civilization
  • Colonization
  • French colonies
  • Indians of North America
  • Management
  • Missions
  • Illinois
Label
Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country, Robert Michael Morrissey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Collaborators: Indians and Empire
  • Chapter 6. Creolization and Collaboration
  • Chapter 7. Strains on Collaboration in French Illinois
  • Chapter 8. Demanding Collaboration in British Illinois
  • Conclusion. The End of Collaboration
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction. An Earnest Invitation
  • Chapter 1. Opportunists in the Borderlands
  • Chapter 2. The Imaginary Kingdom
  • Chapter 3. Collaboration and Community
  • Chapter 4. A Dangerous Settlement
Control code
905856024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291117
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291117
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, tables.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136m9rp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905856024
Label
Empire by collaboration : Indians, colonists, and governments in colonial Illinois country, Robert Michael Morrissey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 5. Collaborators: Indians and Empire
  • Chapter 6. Creolization and Collaboration
  • Chapter 7. Strains on Collaboration in French Illinois
  • Chapter 8. Demanding Collaboration in British Illinois
  • Conclusion. The End of Collaboration
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Acknowledgments
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Introduction. An Earnest Invitation
  • Chapter 1. Opportunists in the Borderlands
  • Chapter 2. The Imaginary Kingdom
  • Chapter 3. Collaboration and Community
  • Chapter 4. A Dangerous Settlement
Control code
905856024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (337 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812291117
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.9783/9780812291117
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, tables.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt136m9rp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)905856024

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