Carolina in Crisis: Cherokees Colonists, and Slaves in the American Southeast, 1756-1763 | Special Sunday Lecture with Daniel J. Tortora

@ East Tennessee History Center
East Tennessee History Center
Sunday, August 7, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am

In his engaging new book, Daniel J. Tortora explains how the series of clashes that erupted from 1758 to 1761 between Cherokees, settlers, and British troops reshaped the colonial South’s political and cultural landscape. Drawing on newspaper accounts, military and diplomatic correspondence, and the speeches of Cherokee people, Tortora’s reexamination of the experiences of Cherokees, whites, and African Americans in the mid-eighteenth century provides fresh insights regarding the Cherokee perspective of the Anglo-Cherokee War and the rise of revolutionary sentiments in the South. Dr. Tortora is an assistant professor of history at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Carolina in Crisis won the South Carolina Historical Society’s award for best book of South Carolina history for 2015.