272 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 4 halftones, 4 maps, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2990-2
Published: August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1091-7
Published: October 2013
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A 2015 Choice Outstanding Academic Title
La Vere details the innovative fortifications produced by the Tuscaroras, chronicles the colony's new practice of enslaving all captives and selling them out of country, and shows how both sides drew support from forces far outside the colony's borders. In these ways and others, La Vere concludes, this merciless war pointed a new direction in the development of the future state of North Carolina.
About the Author
David La Vere is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and author of Looting Spiro Mounds: An American King Tut’s Tomb, among other books.
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"Writing engagingly and accessibly, La Vere conveys a great amount of ethnohistorical detail to adult readers. This important work fills a significant niche in the literature on Colonial America."--Library Journal Starred Review
La Vere does a remarkable job of re-creating a vanished 300-year-old world. . . . [and] gives his narrative a human face and the force of tragedy."--Wilmington Star-News
“This book will be valuable to students of the colonial, military, and Native American history of the South.”--The North Carolina Historical Review
“This beautifully written and accessible work represents the best current study of the Tuscarora War. . . . Highly recommended. All levels/libraries.”--Choice
“La Vere’s volume will become the place to go for those interested in learning about this little-studied but important war.”--Journal of American History
“A fascinating window into the complex world of colonial America.”--Journal of American Culture