This prize-winning book is the first ever to focus on the traffic in Indian slaves in the American South. For decades the Indian slave trade linked southern lives and created a whirlwind of violence and profit-making. Alan Gallay documents in vivid detail the operation of the slave trade, the processes by which Europeans and Native Americans became participants in it, and the profound consequences it had for the South and its peoples."The book is essential reading for scholars of early American and Native American history. . . . Gallay's work is an important and exciting contribution to the field."-History: Reviews of New Books; "Powerfully argued. . . . Gallay's stunning and engrossing work . . . seems to spur a renewed debate on the origins and meaning of racial slavery."-Choice; "A majestic volume . . . [that] will reshape our understanding of the geopolitics and economy of the colonial South. . . . This engaging transnational story deserves the attention of colonial and southern historians."-Andrew K. Frank, Georgia Historical Quarterly
Author Biography: Alan Gallay is professor of history at Western Washington University.
Winner of the 2003 Bancroft Prize
The book is essential reading for scholars of early American and Native American history. It will also be an excellent addition to graduate seminars, as it provides many opportunities for discussion and debate. Gallay's work is an important and exciting contribution to the field.