An indigenous peoples' history of the United States
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Published
Boston : Beacon Press, [2014].
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xiv, 296 pages ; 23 cm.
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5 copies, 2 people are on the wait list.
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Main Library - Adult970.00497 DunChecked OutJuly 6, 2021
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Language
English
ISBN
9780807000403, 080700040X, 9780807057834, 0807057835

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-279) and index.
Description
"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
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APA Citation (style guide)

Dunbar-Ortiz, R. (2014). An indigenous peoples' history of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-. 2014. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-, An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States. Boston: Beacon Press, 2014. Print.

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