Surviving Genocide: Native Nations And The United States From The American Revolution To Bleeding Kansas

byJeffrey Ostler

Hardcover | June 11, 2019

Surviving Genocide: Native Nations And The United States From The American Revolution To Bleeding Kansas by Jeffrey Ostler
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The first part of a sweeping two-volume history of the devastation brought to bear on Indian nations by U.S. expansion

In this book, the first part of a sweeping two-volume history, Jeffrey Ostler investigates how American democracy relied on Indian dispossession and the federally sanctioned use of force to remove or slaughter Indians in the way of U.S. expansion. He charts the losses that Indians suffered from relentless violence and upheaval and the attendant effects of disease, deprivation, and exposure. This volume centers on the eastern United States from the 1750s to the start of the Civil War.
 
An authoritative contribution to the history of the United States’ violent path toward building a continental empire, this ambitious and well-researched book deepens our understanding of the seizure of Indigenous lands, including the use of treaties to create the appearance of Native consent to dispossession. Ostler also documents the resilience of Native people, showing how they survived genocide by creating alliances, defending their towns, and rebuilding their communities.
 
Jeffrey Ostler is Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon and the author of The Lakotas and the Black Hills and The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee
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Title:Surviving Genocide: Native Nations And The United States From The American Revolution To Bleeding K...Format:HardcoverProduct dimensions:544 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.44 inShipping dimensions:544 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.44 inPublished:June 11, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300218125

ISBN - 13:9780300218121

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