The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire: The Making of Colonial Racial Order in the American Ohio Country and the South African Eastern Cape, 1770s-1850s

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Pub. Date: 2007-12-01
Publisher(s): Peter Lang Pub Inc
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The Testing Grounds of Modern Empire examines the transformation and the gradual creation of colonial racial order on an American and a South African frontier, respectively. This study focuses on the Ohio Country (a region including parts of presen

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Establishment of Two Colonial Regions
Native Americans, Africans, and Europeans: A Comparative Overview of the Pre-Colonial and Early Colonial History of the Ohio Country and the Eastern Capep. 13
White Colonizers and the Making of Colonial Racial Orders
Conquest, "Civilization," and Dispossession: The Transformation of the Ohio Countryp. 39
Humanitarians, Settlers, and the State: The Transformation ofthe Eastern Capep. 61
Native Americans, Africans, and the Making of Colonial Racial Orders
The Ohio Indians' Revolution: A Struggle for Sovereignty and Independencep. 91
"Ihis Land is Our Land": Africans in the Eastern Cape and their Struggle for Independence and Sovereigntyp. 117
Conclusion: Comparing the Entrenchment of Two Colonial Racial Ordersp. 143
Bibliographyp. 179
Indexp. 191
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