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The earth shall weep : a history of Native America, James Wilson

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The earth shall weep : a history of Native America
Title
The earth shall weep
Title remainder
a history of Native America
Statement of responsibility
James Wilson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Gott, "places the 'Native Americans' at the center of the historical stage, abandoning the traditional version of the American past in which the 'Indians' had a subservient role on the periphery of someone else's epic."--London Literary Review
  • "The European "discovery" and conquest of America was one of the most cataclysmic events in history, leading to the wholesale destruction of millions of people and hundreds of flourishing societies. As far as history books are concerned, Native Americans have been secondary to an essentially Euro-American story. Now, James Wilson presents a rigorously authoritative, beautifully written, comprehensive history that-as Richard Gott wrote in the London Literary Review "places the 'Native Americans' at the center of the historical stage, abandoning the traditional version of the American past in which the 'Indians' had a subservient role on the periphery of someone else's epic." The Earth Shall Weep is a groundbreaking book with a pioneering approach that sets it apart from any history now on the market. Drawing not only on historical sources but also on ethnography, archaeology, Indian oral tradition, and his own extensive research in Native American communities, James Wilson sets out to make the Indian perspective on the past and the present accessible to a broad audience. He charts the collision course between indigenous cultures and European invaders, from the first English settlements on the Atlantic coast to the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890, explaining how Europeans justified a process that reduced the Native American population from an estimated seven to ten million to less than 250,000 in just four centuries. Finally, as The Independent on Sunday noted, "whereas most accounts of the North American Indian take the Wounded Knee massacre as constituting, in the words of Black Elk, an end to the Indian experience on the continent, James Wilson pursues the story further into the twentieth century and up to the present day." Wilson shows how old ideas about native people have continued to underpin government policy and popular perception in the twentieth century, leaving a painful legacy of ignorance and misunderstanding. The story of Native America is the invisible subtext to every American history book ever published. James Wilson's splendid tour de force of narrative history redresses the historical balance and sets the standard for work to come." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, James
Dewey number
970.004/97
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E77
LC item number
.W54 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • North America
  • Indiens, Attitudes envers les
  • Indiens
  • Indiens
  • Geschichte
  • Indianer
  • USA
  • Indians, North American
Label
The earth shall weep : a history of Native America, James Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-449)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- This is how It was : Two views of history -- Contact : in the balance -- Invasion -- Northeast : One : 'You will have the worst by our absence' -- Northeast : Two : 'A new found Golgotha' -- New York and the 'Ohio Country' : 'We shall not be like father and son, but like brothers' -- Southeast : 'Get a little further : you are too near me' -- Southwest : Return of the white brother -- The far west : the burning world -- The Great Plains : the heart of everything that is -- Internal frontiers -- Kill the Indian to save the man : assimilation -- New Deal and termination : "let none but the Indian answer" -- The new Indians
Control code
ocm40925820
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxix, 466 pages
Isbn
9780871137302
Lccn
99013098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40925820
  • (OCoLC)40925820
Label
The earth shall weep : a history of Native America, James Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-449)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins -- This is how It was : Two views of history -- Contact : in the balance -- Invasion -- Northeast : One : 'You will have the worst by our absence' -- Northeast : Two : 'A new found Golgotha' -- New York and the 'Ohio Country' : 'We shall not be like father and son, but like brothers' -- Southeast : 'Get a little further : you are too near me' -- Southwest : Return of the white brother -- The far west : the burning world -- The Great Plains : the heart of everything that is -- Internal frontiers -- Kill the Indian to save the man : assimilation -- New Deal and termination : "let none but the Indian answer" -- The new Indians
Control code
ocm40925820
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxix, 466 pages
Isbn
9780871137302
Lccn
99013098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40925820
  • (OCoLC)40925820

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