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James Carson


Principal fields for graduate supervision: History of First Nations of North America, Colonial Encounters, North American Multiculturalism, Atlantic World

Selected Publications

Chapters in Books

  • With Karim Tiro, "Animals in Atlantic North America," The Atlantic World, eds. D'Maris Coffman and William O'Reilly (London: Routledge, forthcoming), 30 pp.
  • "Who Was First?: The Diasporic Implications of Indigeneity, Between Dispersion and Belonging: Recent Advances in Diaspora Studies, eds. Amitava Chowdhury and Donald H. Akenson (Montréal: McGill-Queen's University Press, forthcoming), 20 pp.
  • "Cherokee Ghostings and the Haunted South," The Indigenous South, eds. Tim Alan Garrison and Greg O'Brien (Athens: University of Georgia Press, forthcoming)
  • "Mastering Language: Indians, Rights, and Liberty in the Nineteenth Century South," Native Diasporas: Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas, eds. Gregory Smithers and Brooke Newman (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2014)
  • "Histories of the 'Tuscarora War,'" Creating and Contesting Carolina: Proprietary Era Histories, eds. Bradford Wood and Michelle J. LeMaster (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2013), 186-210
  • "Sacred Circles and Dangerous People: Native American Cosmology and the French Settlement of Louisiana," French Colonial Louisiana and the Atlantic World, ed. Bradley Bond (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005), 65-82
  • "'Dollars Never Fail to Melt Their Hearts': Native Women and the Market Revolution," Neither Lady, Nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South, eds. Michele Gillespie and Susanna Delfino (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002), pp. 15-33
  • "From Mohawk Woman to Loyalist Chief: The Life of Molly Brant," Sifters: Native American Women's Lives, ed. Theda Perdue (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001), pp. 48-59
  • "From Corn Mothers to Cotton Spinners: Continuity in Choctaw Women's Economic Life, 950 A.D. to 1830 A.D.," Women of the American South: A Multicultural Reader, ed. Christie Anne Farnham (New York: New York University Press, 1997), pp. 8-25

Peer Reviewed Articles

  • "Native Americans and the Atlantic World," Oxford Bibliographies Online (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • "'The Obituary of Nations': Ethnic Cleansing, Memory, and the Origins of the Old South," Southern Cultures 14 (2008): 6-31.
  • "When is an Ocean not an Ocean?: Geographies of the Atlantic World," Southern Quarterly 43 (2006): 16-45
  • "American Historians and Indians," The Historical Journal 49 (2006): 1-13
  • "Teaching Amerindian Autohistory," American Indian Quarterly 27 (2003), 155-59
  • "Ethnogeography and the Native American Past," Ethnohistory 49 (Fall 2002): 765-784
  • "Native Americans, the Market Revolution, and Culture Change: The Choctaw Cattle Economy, 1690-1830," Agricultural History 71 (Winter 1997): 1-18
  • "Horses and the Economy and Culture of the Choctaw Indians, 1690-1840," Ethnohistory 42 (1995): 495-513

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Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.