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American expansion, says Richard Drinnon, is characterized by repression and racism. In his reinterpretation of "winning" the West, Drinnon links racism with colonialism and traces this interrelationship from the Pequot War in New England, through American expansion westward to the Pacific, and beyond to the Phillippines and Vietnam. He cites parrallels between the slaughter of bison on the Great Plains and the defoliation of Vietnam and notes similarities in the language of aggression used in the American West, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 469-552) and index.

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Richard Drinnon was Professor Emeritus of History at Bucknell University and the author of White Savage: The Case of John Dunn Hunter and Keeper of Concentration Camps: Dillon S. Myer and American Racism, among other books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806129280
Author:
Drinnon, Richard
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Location:
Norman, Okla.
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Race discrimination
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Public opinion.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 77
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 bandw illus.
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1.2 in 1.46 lb

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