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By Daniel J. Tortora

during this enticing background, Daniel J. Tortora explores how the Anglo-Cherokee struggle reshaped the political and cultural panorama of the colonial South. Tortora chronicles the sequence of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 among Cherokees, settlers, and British troops. The clash, no insignificant sideshow to the French and Indian conflict, finally resulted in the regeneration of a British-Cherokee alliance. Tortora finds how the conflict destabilized the South Carolina colony and threatened the white coastal elite, arguing that the political and army good fortune of the Cherokees led colonists to a better worry of slave resistance and rebel and finally nurtured South Carolinians' emerging curiosity within the circulate for independence.

Drawing on newspaper bills, army and diplomatic correspondence, and the speeches of Cherokee humans, between different assets, this paintings reexamines the reports of Cherokees, whites, and African americans within the mid-eighteenth century. Centering his research on local American background, Tortora reconsiders the increase of innovative sentiments within the South whereas additionally detailing the Anglo-Cherokee warfare from the Cherokee perspective.

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