"Dr. Braund's impeccable scholarship and her thorough knowledge of the British colonial Southeast are evident in this new edition. At once authoritative and approachable by modern readers, her edition will introduce a new generation to this fascinating work and encourage fresh considerations of an all but forgotten masterpiece of colonial America."--Gregory A. Waselkov, University of South Alabama
"Adair's 'History' is a crucial primary account of America's southeastern Indian tribes--the Cherokee, Catawba, Creek, Choctaw and Chickasaw--during the 18th century. . . . Adair's prose falls somewhere between Edward Gibbon's and James Fenimore Cooper's: by turns magisterial, windy and vividly concrete. . . . Braund, the editor of this fine edition, . . . has mined the archives to enlighten readers on Adair's years as a major player on the Anglo-Indian frontier--roughly 1738 to 1768."--Wall Street Journal
Kathryn E. Holland Braund is Associate Professor of History at Auburn University and editor of A Concise Natural History of East and West Florida, written by Bernard Romans.