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Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660

Cynthia Van Zandt


This book examines the extraordinary array of alliances and interactions among Native Americans, Europeans, and Africans during the first eighty years of permanent European colonization on the eastern seaboard. It argues that uneasy interdependence was a defining feature of life in 17th-century North America. Webs of alliances entangled all peoples in one form or another from Iroquoia to the Outer Banks. Despite fear, hatred, and widespread intercultural misunderstanding, communities throughout the eastern seaboard became entangled in relations with other cultures. Even when they wished to rem ... More

Keywords: alliances, mapping, colonies, Europeans, Native Americans, Africans, intercultural, English, Dutch, Swedish

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195181241
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cynthia Van Zandt, author
University of New Hampshire, USA