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Perversions of Justice: Indigenous Peoples and Angloamerican Law

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The United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series of 11 carefully crafted essays how the U.S. has consistently employed a corrupt from of legalism as a means of establishing colonial control and empire. Along the way, he demonstrates how this "nation of laws" has so completely subverted the law of nations that the current America-dominated international order ends up, like the U.S. -itself, functioning in a manner dia-metrically opposed to the ideals of freedom and democracy it professes to embrace.

By tracing the evolution of federal Indian law, Churchill is able to show how the premises set forth therein not only spilled over onto non-Indians in the U.S., but were also adapted for application abroad. The trajectory of America’s imperial logic can be followed all the way to the present New World Order in which "what we say goes" at the dawn of the third millennium.

Synopsis:

Examines the faulty "reasoning" employed to legislate colonial control over North America's indigenous peoples and their lands.

About the Author

Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading member of AIM, and the author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.

Table of Contents

Introduction : "The Creator knows their lies and so should we" : Ward Churchill's pursuit of juridical truth / Sharon Helen Venne — Perversions of justice : examining U.S. rights to occupancy in North America — Rights of conquest : the devolution of a myth in international law — Stolen kingdom : the right of Hawai°i to decolonization — Charades, anyone? : the Indian Claims Commission in context — A breach of trust : the radioactive colonization of native North America — The crucible of American Indian identity : native tradition versus colonial imposition in postconquest North America — Forbidding the "g-word" : holocaust denial as judicial doctrine in Canada — The bloody wake of Alcatraz : repression of the American Indian Movement during the 1970s — "To judge them by the standards of their time" : America's Indian fighters, the laws of war, and the question of international order — Appendix A. Declaration on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples : United Nations General Assembly Resolution 1514 (XV), December 14, 1960 — Appendix B. Congressional apology to Native Hawaiians : Public Law 103-150, 1993 — Appendix C. Draft United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples : a report of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities : 46th session, August 1994 — Appendix D. National Security Council Memorandum on the rights of indigenous peoples, January 18, 2001.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780872864115
Foreword:
Chichetto, James William
Introduction:
Venne, Sharon Helen
Introduction by:
Venne, Sharon Helen
Introduction:
Venne, Sharon Helen
Foreword by:
Chichetto, James William
Foreword:
Chichetto, James William
Author:
Churchill, Ward
Author:
Venne, Sharon
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
General
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Civil Rights
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Native American
Subject:
International law
Subject:
North America Colonization.
Subject:
International law -- United States -- History.
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Native American-General Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 86
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in

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