Neo-European Wests: Frontiers of Empire, 1607–1754

  • Carroll P. KakelIII


This chapter looks at the period 1607 to 1754—from the establishment of the first permanent European settlements in Indigenous North America to the eve of the French and Indian War—during the first phase of the War for North America. It traces and interprets events during this period, within the book’s main themes: conquest (invasion and occupation); dispossession (theft of Indigenous lands and resources); depopulation (the logic of elimination and the genocidal imperative); and repopulation (supplanting the Indigenous inhabitants). It also summarizes the demographic and geopolitical outcome of the first phase of the Anglo-American settler-colonial supplanting project.


Imperialism Colonialism Genocide Frontier Violence Neo-Europes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carroll P. KakelIII
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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