A New Order of Things: Property, Power, and the by Claudio Saunt

By Claudio Saunt

Claudio Saunt vividly depicts a dramatic transformation within the eighteenth century that overturned the area of the strong and various Creek Indians and ceaselessly replaced the Deep South. because the Creeks accumulated a fortune in livestock and slaves, new estate fostered a brand new possessiveness, and executive by way of coercion bred disagreement. a brand new Order of items is the 1st publication to chronicle this decisive transformation in America's early heritage, a change that left deep divisions among the rich and negative, strong and powerless.

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115 Yet the Ocmulgee leader may not have believed that his relatives had crossed the flexible bounds of Creek political organization; a Spanish interpreter had colored his Muskogee words, and he perhaps 110 111 112 113 114 Creeks had been hunting and warring in Florida as early as . See Verner Crane, The Southern Frontier (Durham, NC: Duke University, ), –; and John H.

Conde de Montijo to Secretary Patino,  November , ST, bnd. , --/, SD , PKY. ”71 To most southeastern Indians, the power and privilege of colonial authorities made little sense. ”74 With examples of centralized hierarchy so close at hand, most Creeks were certain that they preferred their own system. ”75 Servitude, the companion of power and privilege, also disturbed the Creeks. They had long feared the contamination of their towns by the 71 72 73 74 75 Copy of letter from Alonzo de Arrivas to Fulgencio García de Solis,  July , Historia, AGN, v.

95 Unlike the stories written in history books, spoken stories are performed before responsive audiences. The storyteller can emphasize certain themes and even alter content according to the reactions of listeners. When political circumstances change rapidly, overnight or even during the course of a narration, storytellers can adapt immediately. Storytelling consequently allowed Creeks to maintain the constant tension between red and white. 96 Governor James Glen of South Carolina witnessed the Creek 93 94 95 96 Second Journal of Thomas Bosomworth, October-December , DIASC, :, .

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