- Title Pages
- The George Gund Foundation Imprint in African American Studies
- Shoeboots Family Tree
- Preface to the Second Edition
- Preface to the First Edition
- Part One Bone of My Bone: Slavery, Race, and Nation—East
- One Captivity
- Two Slavery
- Three Motherhood
- Four Property
- Five Christianity
- Six Nationhood
- Seven Gold Rush
- Part Two of Blood and Bone: Freedom, Kinship, and Citizenship—West
- Eight Removal
- Nine Capture
- Ten Freedom
- Epilogue Citizenship
- Coda The Shoeboots Family Today
- Appendix One Research Methods and Challenges
- Appendix Two Definition and Use of Terms
- Appendix Three Cherokee Names and Mistaken Identities
- Appendix Four Primary Sources for Further Study
- Selected Bibliography
- American Crossroads
- (p.25) Two Slavery
- Ties That Bind
- University of California Press
This chapter provides an overview of the development of African slavery among the Cherokees, reprises the debate over the comparison of white and Indian slaveholding, and speculates about Doll's arrival in Cherokee country. Cherokee slaveholding was a flexible practice in comparison to slavery in the American South in the late 1700s, where controlling and brutal measures were deeply ingrained. However, at the turn of the nineteenth century, the ideology and enactment of antiblack prejudice would make slow but steady progress in Cherokee country, affecting African slaves, free blacks in Cherokee territory, and the children who were the products of African–Cherokee marriages. The combination of increasing white–Cherokee intermarriage, a growing slave population, and white racism against blacks negatively influenced Cherokee attitudes toward African people.
California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.