TitleNative Americans in colonial New England and the modern world-system
NameMoore, Joseph Price (author), Howard, Allen (chair), Townsend, Camilla (internal member), Clemens, Paul G. E. (internal member), Hannah, Matt (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
Indians of North America--New England,
Indians of North America--New England--Commerce,
New England--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
DescriptionThis dissertation explores through what means, and with what effects on their societies, Native Americans in colonial New England were incorporated into the capitalistic Modern World-System. To do so, it draws from a wide range of primary sources, including a database of over 600 “Indian Deeds” collected from throughout New England. To these raw materials, the dissertation applies French neo-Marxist structuralist theories and Wallersteinian and post-Wallersteinian World-System theories. One particular original contribution is an hypothesis applying the theories of articulation-of-modes-of-production and social reproduction for how Indians were drawn into the fur trade and lost many of their lands to whites as a consequence. Also investigated herein is the step-by-step subsumption of the lives of the Indians under the colonial governmental structures and the exploitation of Indians, once separated from their means of production, as “servants” by English colonists.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Joseph Price Moore III
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.