History professor Susan Sleeper-Smith publishes groundbreaking book through UNC Press

July 24, 2018

History professor Susan Sleeper-Smith has published her second book through the University of North Carolina press. The book is expected to be extremely influential within her field and explores topics of American native populations and European settlements. (More details about the book can be found here.)

Sleeper-Smith is no stranger to writing celebrated books in her field. In 2001, her book, “Indian Women and French Men: Rethinking Cultural Encounter in the Western Great Lakes,” was published and drew praise for its insights.

Her newest book, “Indigenous Prosperity and American Conquest: Indian Women of the Ohio River Valley, 1690-1792,” was published on June 25.

The book explores how a certain community of Indian women led their tribes into prosperity through their establishment of trade and understanding of their environment. It also details the challenges they faced to keep their lands as many other tribes and European imperialists targeted it.

Certain to be an interesting and important read, the book is already impressive in the fact that it was published by such a prestigious press and is sure to be a notable accomplishment for Dr. Sleeper-Smith. Scholars and casual readers are encouraged to explore the book for its insight into the past.