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Unworthy republic : the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory, Claudio Saunt

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Unworthy republic : the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory
Title
Unworthy republic
Title remainder
the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory
Statement of responsibility
Claudio Saunt
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A masterful and unsettling history of the forced migration of 80,000 Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s. On May 28, 1830, Congress authorized the expulsion of indigenous peoples from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Over the next decade, Native Americans saw their homelands and possessions stolen through fraud, intimidation, and murder. Thousands lost their lives. In this powerful, gripping book, Claudio Saunt upends the common view that "Indian Removal" was an inevitable chapter in US expansion across the continent. Instead, Saunt argues that it was a contested political act-resisted by both indigenous peoples and US citizens-that passed in Congress by a razor-thin margin. In telling the full story of this systematic, state-sponsored theft, Saunt reveals how expulsion became national policy, abetted by southern slave owners and financed by Wall Street. Moving beyond the familiar story of the Trail of Tears, Unworthy Republic offers a fast-paced yet deeply researched account of unbridled greed, government indifference, and administrative incompetence. The consequences of this vast transfer of land and wealth still resonate today"--
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Saunt, Claudio
Dewey number
323.1197/07309034
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.R4
LC item number
S38 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indian Removal, 1813-1903
  • Indians of North America
  • United States
Label
Unworthy republic : the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory, Claudio Saunt
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Words are delusive" -- White supremacy and Indian territory. Aboriginia ; The White people of Georgia -- The view from Washington City. The debate ; "Forked tongue and shallow hart" -- The best laid plans. The plan of operations ; The cholera times -- Financing dispossession. The financiers ; "A combination of designing speculators" -- From expulsion to extermination. 1836: the southern world at war ; At the point of a bayonet ; 'Tis no sin -- Afterword: The price of expulsion
Control code
on1102470806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 396 pages
Isbn
9780393609844
Lccn
2019050502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1102470806
Label
Unworthy republic : the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory, Claudio Saunt
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: "Words are delusive" -- White supremacy and Indian territory. Aboriginia ; The White people of Georgia -- The view from Washington City. The debate ; "Forked tongue and shallow hart" -- The best laid plans. The plan of operations ; The cholera times -- Financing dispossession. The financiers ; "A combination of designing speculators" -- From expulsion to extermination. 1836: the southern world at war ; At the point of a bayonet ; 'Tis no sin -- Afterword: The price of expulsion
Control code
on1102470806
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 396 pages
Isbn
9780393609844
Lccn
2019050502
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1102470806

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