Borderland Narratives:
Negotiation and Accommodation in North America’s Contested Spaces, 1500-1850

Edited by Andrew K. Frank and A. Glenn Crothers

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“Breathes new life into the borderlands debate by reinforcing that ‘borderlands’ are more than mere locations—they are also imagined spaces and metaphorical tools with which scholars can explore the commonalities of human experiences across time and place.”—Kristofer Ray, author of Middle Tennessee, 1775–1825: Progress and Popular Democracy on the Southwestern Frontier  

“Offers a wide-ranging tour of some of North America’s most intriguing borderlands contexts. A smart and timely collection.”—Brian DeLay, editor of North American Borderlands  

Broadening the idea of “borderlands” beyond its traditional geographic meaning, this volume features new ways of characterizing the political, cultural, religious, and racial fluidity of early America. Borderland Narratives extends the concept to the Ohio Valley and other North American regions not typically seen as borderlands, far from the northern Spanish colonial frontier. It also shows how the term has been used in recent years to describe unstable spaces where people, cultures, and viewpoints collide. A timely assessment of the dynamic field of borderland studies, this volume argues that the interpretive model of borders is essential to understanding the history of the colonial United States.  
Andrew K. Frank is the Allen Morris Associate Professor of History at Florida State University. He is the author or editor of several books including Creeks and Southerners: Biculturalism on the Early American Frontier. A. Glenn Crothers, associate professor of history at the University of Louisville, is the author of Quakers Living in the Lion’s Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730–1865.  
A volume in the series Contested Boundaries, edited by Gene Allen Smith

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