What History Are You Reading in December ?
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Currently I'm reading Eckberg's book: "Stealing Indian Women: Native Slavery in the Illinois Country".
The book explores the very beginnings of Indian slavery in the trans-Mississippi area. It's really quite interesting.
So what is everyone else reading?
So far, high marks for the choice of subject and the research, medium marks for the historian's writing and analysis. Elizabeth Marsh was an 18th century women in a seafaring family whose travels spanned the globe. There are remarkably preserved records from a variety of sources. Pretty neat.
Colley, however, brings an awful lot of herself to the analysis, and not always convincingly. We'll see how I feel as I get farther through it.