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Surviving genocide : native nations and the United States from the American Revolution to bleeding Kansas / Jeffrey Ostler.

Ostler, Jeffrey, (author.).

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Summary:

In the first part of this 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 carefully documents the resilience of Native people, showing how they survived genocide by creating alliances, defending their towns, and rebuilding their communities.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Harney County Library 970.004 OSTLER (Text) 37720000618298 On Display Book Branch_Only_3months 10/06/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780300218121
  • ISBN: 0300218125
  • Physical Description: ix, 533 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2019]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-504) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: An Icy River and a Raging Sea -- Trajectories, 1500s-1763 -- Wars of Revolution and Independence, 1763-1783 -- Just and Lawful Wars, 1783-1795 -- Survival and New Threats, 1795-1810 -- Wars of 1812 -- Nonvanishing Indians on the Eve of Removal, 1815-1830 -- West of the Mississippi, 1803-1835 -- Removal and the Southern Indian Nations, 1830-1840s -- Removal and the Northern Indian Nations, 1830-1850s -- Destruction and Survival in the Zone of Removal, 1840s-1860 -- The Name of Removal -- Conclusion: Historians and Prophets.
Summary, etc.:
In the first part of this 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 carefully documents the resilience of Native people, showing how they survived genocide by creating alliances, defending their towns, and rebuilding their communities.
Subject: Indians, Treatment of > North America > History.
Indians of North America > Crimes against.
Indians of North America > Violence against.
Indians of North America > Government relations.
Indians of North America > Legal status, laws, etc.
Genocide > United States > History.
Indian Removal, 1813-1903.
United States > History > 1815-1861.
Topic Heading: Oregon authors.

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