The Tuscarora War by David La Vere audiobook

The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies

By David La Vere
Read by Joe Barrett

Blackstone Publishing 9781469610900
9.87 Hours Unabridged
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At dawn on September 22, 1711, more than fivehundred Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, and Bear RiverIndian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting European settlers living alongthe Neuse and Pamlico Rivers of North Carolina. During the following days, theydestroyed hundreds of farms, killed at least 140 men, women, and children, andtook about 40 captives. So began the Tuscarora War, North Carolina’sbloodiest colonial war and surely one of its most brutal. In his grippingaccount, David La Vere examines the war through the lens of key players in theconflict, reveals the events that led to it, and traces its far-reachingconsequences. La Vere details the innovative fortifications produced by the Tuscaroras,chronicles the colony’s new practice of enslaving all captives and selling themout of country, and shows how both sides drew support from forces far outsidethe colony’s borders. La Vere concludes that this merciless war began a newdirection in the development of the future state of North Carolina.

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At dawn on September 22, 1711, more than fivehundred Tuscarora, Core, Neuse, Pamlico, Weetock, Machapunga, and Bear RiverIndian warriors swept down on the unsuspecting European settlers living alongthe Neuse and Pamlico Rivers of North Carolina. During the following days, theydestroyed hundreds of farms, killed at least 140 men, women, and children, andtook about 40 captives. So began the Tuscarora War, North Carolina’sbloodiest colonial war and surely one of its most brutal. In his grippingaccount, David La Vere examines the war through the lens of key players in theconflict, reveals the events that led to it, and traces its far-reachingconsequences.

La Vere details the innovative fortifications produced by the Tuscaroras,chronicles the colony’s new practice of enslaving all captives and selling themout of country, and shows how both sides drew support from forces far outsidethe colony’s borders. La Vere concludes that this merciless war began a newdirection in the development of the future state of North Carolina.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“La Vere explores the origins of the war, the motives of its participants, and how it was fought…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)
“This masterfully told story breaks new ground in our understanding of European-indigenous conflict in the British North American colonies. La Vere brings the major participants to life as he explores why the war happened, how it unfolded, and its many consequences.” Paul Kelton, University of Kansas
“David LaVere has given us a long-needed history of the Tuscarora War, one grounded in documentary evidence, constructed around the lives of major characters, and written in a style so engaging that it will appeal not just to scholars but to anyone interested in early American history.” Theda Perdue,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Author Bio: David La Vere

Author Bio: David La Vere

David La Vere, a former United States Marine infantryman, is an ethnohistorian and a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. His specialty is American Indian history, particularly the tribes of North Carolina, the Southern Plains, and the southeastern part of the United States. He has published several books and articles, including Looting Spiro Mounds; The Texas Indians; Contrary Neighbors, which won the 2001 Oklahoma Book Award for Best Nonfiction; Life among the Texas Indians, and The Caddo Chiefdoms.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.87
Audience: Adult
Language: English