By James F. Brooks
Indigenous and colonial traditions of seize, servitude, and kinship met and meshed within the borderlands, forming a "slave approach" within which sufferers symbolized social wealth, played prone for his or her masters, and produced fabric items below the specter of violence. Slave and cattle raiding and buying and selling between Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, Navajos, Utes, and Spaniards supplied exertions assets, redistributed wealth, and fostered relatives connections that built-in disparate and hostile teams at the same time those practices renewed cycles of violence and struggle.
Always responsive to the corrosive results of the "slave exchange" on Indian and colonial societies, the publication additionally explores slavery's centrality in intercultural exchange, alliances, and "communities of curiosity" between teams frequently hostile to Spanish, Mexican, and American modernizing concepts. The extension of the ethical and armed forces campaigns of the yankee Civil struggle to the Southwest in a local "war opposed to slavery" introduced differing sorts of social balance yet expense neighborhood groups a lot in their financial energy and cultural flexibility.
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Captives and Cousins: Slavery, Kinship, and Community in the Southwest Borderlands (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and ... and the University of North Carolina Press) by James F. Brooks