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Perdue, Theda 1949-

Overview
Works: 56 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 19,194 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Educational films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Thesis advisor
Classifications: E99.C5, 975.00497557
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Most widely held works about Theda Perdue
 
Most widely held works by Theda Perdue
The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the 1830s policy shift of the U.S. government through which it discontinued efforts to assimilate Native Americans in favor of forcibly relocating them west of the Mississippi, and traces the decision's specific effect on the Cherokee Nation
The Cherokee by Theda Perdue( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history and culture of the Cherokee Indians
The Cherokee removal : a brief history with documents by Theda Perdue( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary history provides a treatment of the forced removal of the Cherokee Indians in 1838 from their lands in the southeastern United States to what later became Oklahoma. Drawn from diverse sources - Cherokee writings, government documents, speeches, and newspaper articles - the selections present a variety of perspectives on this episode in American history. An introductory essay provides background information on racial attitudes, economic issues, and expansionism in early nineteenth-century America. Also included in the volume are detailed headnotes, photographs and maps, a chronology, and an index. --From publisher's description
The Columbia guide to American Indians of the Southeast by Theda Perdue( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical survey of the various Southeastern peoples, from the pre-Columbian period of societal development through the invasion by Europeans, the colonial era, the exile of the "Five Civilized Tribes" to Oklahoma and the experience of those who stayed in the Southeast. The book examines not only the history but also the methodologies, attitudes and assumptions common to the historical study of American Indians
Slavery and the evolution of Cherokee society, 1540-1866 by Theda Perdue( Book )

21 editions published between 1976 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifters : Native American women's lives by Theda Perdue( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this edited volume, Theda Perdue, a nationally known expert on Indian history and southern women's history, offers a rich collection of biographical essays on Native American women. From Pocahontas, a Powhatan woman of the seventeenth century, to Ada Deer, the Menominee woman who headed the Bureau of Indian Affairs in the 1990s, the essays span four centuries. Each one recounts the experiences of women from vastly different cultural traditions--the hunting and gathering of Kumeyaay culture of Delfina Cuero, the pueblo society of San Ildefonso potter Maria Martinez, and the powerful matrilin
Cherokee women : gender and culture change, 1700-1835 by Theda Perdue( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. A woman's world -- Constructing gender -- Defining community -- Pt. 2. Contact -- Trade -- War -- Pt. 3. Civilization -- A changing way of life -- Women in the early Cherokee republic -- Selu meets Eve -- Conclusion
Nations remembered : an oral history of the five civilized tribes, 1865-1907 by Theda Perdue( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears by Theda Perdue( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians Theda Perdue and Michael D. Green paint a portrait of the infamous Trail of Tears. Despite protests from statesmen like Davy Crockett, Daniel Webster, and Henry Clay, a dubious 1838 treaty drives 17,000 mostly Christian Cherokee from their lush Appalachian homeland to barren plains beyond the Mississippi. For 4,000, this brutal forced march leads only to their death
Cherokee editor, the writings of Elias Boudinot by Elias Boudinot( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume collects most of the writings published by the accomplished Cherokee leader Elias Boudinot, founding editor of the "Cherokee Phoenix". Mentions: Moravians, Spring Place, GA and missions
"Mixed blood" Indians : racial construction in the early South by Theda Perdue( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On the southern frontier in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, European men - including traders, soldiers, and government agents - sometimes married Native women. Children of these unions were known by whites as "half-breeds." The Indian societies into which they were born, however, had no corresponding concepts of race or "blood." Moreover, counter to European customs and laws, Native lineage was traced through the mother only. No familial status or rights stemmed from the father." ""Mixed Blood" Indians looks at a fascinating array of such birth- and kin-related issues as they were alternately misunderstood and astutely exploited by both Native and European cultures. Theda Perdue discusses the assimilation of non-Indians into Native societies, their descendants' participation in tribal life, and the white cultural assumptions conveyed in the designation "mixed blood." In addition to unions between European men and Native women, Perdue also considers the special cases arising from the presence of white women and African men and women in Indian society." "From the colonial through the early national era, "mixed bloods" were often in the middle of struggles between white expansionism and Native cultural survival. That these "half-breeds" often resisted appeals to their "civilized" blood helped foster an enduring image of Natives as fickle allies of white politicians, missionaries, and entrepreneurs. "Mixed Blood" Indians rereads a number of early writings to show us the Native outlook on these misperceptions and to make clear that race is too simple a measure of their - or any peoples' - motives."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
North American Indians : a very short introduction by Theda Perdue( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Europeans first arrived in North America, between five and eight million indigenous people were already living there. But how did they come to be here? What were their agricultural, spiritual, and hunting practices? How did their societies evolve and what challenges do they face today? Eminent historians Theda Perdue and Michael Green begin by describing how nomadic bands of hunter-gatherers followed the bison and woolly mammoth over the Bering land mass between Asia and what is now Alaska between 25,000 and 15,000 years ago, settling throughout North America. They describe hunting practices among different tribes, how some made the gradual transition to more settled, agricultural ways of life, the role of kinship and cooperation in Native societies, their varied burial rites and spiritual practices, and many other features of Native American life. Throughout the book, Perdue and Green stress the great diversity of indigenous peoples in America, who spoke more than 400 different languages before the arrival of Europeans and whose ways of life varied according to the environments they settled in and adapted to so successfully. Most importantly, the authors stress how Native Americans have struggled to maintain their sovereignty--first with European powers and then with the United States--in order to retain their lands, govern themselves, support their people, and pursue practices that have made their lives meaningful. Going beyond the stereotypes that so often distort our views of Native Americans, this Very Short Introduction offers a historically accurate, deeply engaging, and often inspiring account of the wide array of Native peoples in America"--
The Cherokees by Theda Perdue( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cherokees are one of the largest Indian tribes in the United States. They are often noted for establishing a republican form of government and an 84-character written alphabet to preserve their language
Native Carolinians : the Indians of North Carolina by Theda Perdue( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nations remembered : an oral history of the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles in Oklahoma, 1865-1907 by Theda Perdue( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews in which Native Americans from the five largest southwestern Indian groups, the Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles, recount the turmoil their tribes faced in the years between the Civil War and Oklahoma statehood
Race and the Atlanta Cotton States Exposition of 1895 by Theda Perdue( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cotton States Exposition of 1895 was a world's fair in Atlanta held to stimulate foreign and domestic trade for a region in an economic depression. Theda Perdue uses the exposition to examine the competing agendas of white supremacist organizers and the peoples of color who participated."--Jacket
The story we tell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
The story we tell( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three part series exploring the history of race perceptions and behaviors towards races in the United States, within the context of recent scientific discoveries which have toppled the concept of biological race. Episode two traces the race concept to the European conquest of the Americas, including the development of the slave system, which eventually crystalized into an ideology of white supremacy. By the mid-19th century, race had become the "common sense" wisdom of white America, revealing how social and political inequalities came to be recognized as "natural."
Our mountain heritage : essays on the natural and cultural history of western North Carolina by James H Horton( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Appalachians( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores a century of conflict and tragedy in the Appalachians, beginning with the cultural oppression and forced exodus of the Cherokee. Documenting Appalachia's role in racial and ideological tensions leading up to the Civil War, the video examines the prevalence of slavery outside plantation culture and the unpredictable divisions among mountain communities that followed Secession. Discussions of race- and class-related strife, linked to the arrival of railroad, lumber, and mining interests in the region, culminates with the bloodshed of the Coal Wars, accompanied by authentic folk songs from the period
 
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The Cherokee Nation and the Trail of Tears
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The CherokeeThe Cherokee removal : a brief history with documentsThe Columbia guide to American Indians of the SoutheastSlavery and the evolution of Cherokee society, 1540-1866Sifters : Native American women's livesCherokee women : gender and culture change, 1700-1835Nations remembered : an oral history of the five civilized tribes, 1865-1907Cherokee editor, the writings of Elias Boudinot