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Main Title An indigenous peoples' history of the United States /
Author Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne,
Publisher Beacon Press,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 868199534
ISBN 080700040X; 9780807000403; 0807057835; 9780807057834
Subjects Indigenous peoples--United States--History ; Indigenous peoples--United States--Historiography ; Indians of North America--Historiography ; Indians of North America--Colonization ; Racism against Indigenous peoples--United States--History ; Indians, Treatment of--United States--History ; United States--Colonization ; United States--Race relations ; United States--Politics and government ; Social science--Ethnic Studies--Native American Studies ; Indians, North American ; Indians, North American--history ; Indigenous peoples--Historiography ; Indianer ; Geschichtsschreibung ; USA ; United States of America ; Colonialism ; Race and nationality ; Population transfers ; Territorial expansion ; Iwi taketake ; Nordamerikas indianer ; Native Americans--Historiography ; Native Americans--Government relations--United States ; United States--Immigration and emigration
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAM  E76.8.D86 2014 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/30/2023
Collation xiv, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-279) and index.
Contents Notes
"Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally-recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. In An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States, Dunbar-Ortiz challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the Indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture, through writers like James Fenimore Cooper and Walt Whitman, and in the highest offices of government and the military. As the genocidal policy reached its zenith under President Andrew Jackson, its ruthlessness was best articulated by US Army general Thomas S. Jesup, who, in 1836, wrote of the Seminoles: "The country can be rid of them only by exterminating them." Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes US history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative."--Publisher's description