Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America

Red White and Black The Peoples of Early North America Written by highly acclaimed historian Gary B Nash this book presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans African Americans and Euroamericans during the colonial and

  • Title: Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America
  • Author: Gary B. Nash
  • ISBN: 9780139567568
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written by highly acclaimed historian Gary B Nash, this book presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras It reveals the crucial interconnections between North America s many peoples illustrating the ease of their interactions in the first two centuries of EWritten by highly acclaimed historian Gary B Nash, this book presents an interpretive account of the interactions between Native Americans, African Americans, and Euroamericans during the colonial and revolutionary eras It reveals the crucial interconnections between North America s many peoples illustrating the ease of their interactions in the first two centuries of European and African presence to develop a fuller, deeper understanding of the nation s underpinnings Coverage explores the interaction of many peoples at all levels of society, from various cultural backgrounds and across the centuries African Americans as active participants in the cultural process, drawing upon the work of African and African American historians the origins of racism, tracing the development of racial attitudes and the mixing of people across racial boundaries Indians as much than victims, reaching beyond the Europeans that discovered North America to explore the society that had already been here for thousands of years profiles of the various European colonizers, examining French, Dutch, and Spanish settlers and comparing their treatment of enslaved Africans and Native Americans with that of the English For those interested in Colonial American History.

    One thought on “Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North America”

    1. There isn't really a lot to write about Red, White, and Black. It's an accurate but uninspired account of race relations in North America up to the late 18th century. To summarize it in a sentence; it's the kind of book I would reference from, but never read.

    2. First published in 1974, this exploration of inter-cultural relations in early America has all the "did you know" retelling of our Bicentennial Age. Nash's comparative history of European, African, and Native experiences -- enslaved and free, loyalist and rebel, Protestant, Catholic, and Quaker -- is an engaging read, chockful of pre-revolutionary quotes and primary sources.As an academic resource, it is pretty solid, though I noticed that in nearly 40 years of revisions, Nash's cited sources ha [...]

    3. Although I believe this is often required reading in high school American history classes, it wasn't required in mine. I read it, strangely, while living in Austria. Austrians asked me often about the history/plight of native Americans - they were, to stereotype, fascinated by them - and I realized that I had next to zero real knowledge about them. Even weirder than reading this book while in Austria, I attended these little "workshops" about native Americans while there, in peoples' homes, in G [...]

    4. Red, White, and Black: The Peoples of Early North AmericaIn its current edition, this is political propaganda masquerading as history. Don't know about the early editions. Contrived, tedious, and I would argue, unsubstantiated, claims about how "climate change" impacted the fortunes of native America in the pre-historic era, are just one example of how Nash has rewritten history to reflect modern trends in political thought. It's annoying and hardly convincing. I'm reading this because of a cour [...]

    5. I think that, since it uses a racial lens, this work would make a great survey text for an undergrad course. However, it needs to be more inclusive of women to really create a representative picture of early America. Also, Nash is a master at writing awkwardly-constructed sentences.

    6. This is a great book. Really! I actually gave my copy away to someone to read for leisure! A fascinating, easy to read book.

    7. And I thought we learned American history in high school shed a lot of light as to what it means to be an American, slightly more disturbing than what I previously thought.

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