In 1715 virtually every Indian nation in the North American Southeast attacked the British colony of South Carolina. The Yamasee War, as the event has come to be known, nearly destroyed the colony and profoundly changed the entire region. William L. Ramsey explores the factors that brought so many Indian nations together and takes issue with traditional explanations that emphasize trader misconduct as a cause of war. Instead, Ramsey argues that what strained Carolina’s economic and diplomatic relations with many southeastern Indian trade partners and allies was the colony’s deepening involvement in the broader Atlantic economy.
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Historian and Poet William L. Ramsey received his Ph.D. from Tulane University in 1998 and has taught at Tulane, SUNY-Oswego, the University of Idaho, and Lander University. While in Idaho, he received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 2005 from the...