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The Resource Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America, Gary Clayton Anderson

Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America, Gary Clayton Anderson

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Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America
Title
Ethnic cleansing and the Indian
Title remainder
the crime that should haunt America
Statement of responsibility
Gary Clayton Anderson
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Language
eng
Summary
"In Ethnic Cleansing and the Indian, Anderson uses ethnic cleansing as an analytical tool to challenge the alluring idea that Anglo-American colonialism in the New World constituted genocide. Beginning with the era of European conquest, Anderson employs definitions of ethnic cleansing developed by the United Nations and the International Criminal Court to reassess key moments in the Anglo-American dispossession of American Indians. Euro-Americans' extensive use of violence against Native peoples is well documented. Yet Anderson argues that the inevitable goal of colonialism and U.S. Indian policy was not to exterminate a population, but to obtain land and resources from the Native peoples recognized as having legitimate possession. The clashes between Indians, settlers, and colonial and U.S. governments, and subsequent dispossession and forcible migration of Natives, fit the modern definition of ethnic cleansing. To support the case for ethnic cleansing over genocide, Anderson begins with English conquerors' desire to push Native peoples to the margin of settlement, a violent project restrained by the Enlightenment belief that all humans possess a "natural right" to life. Ethnic cleansing comes into greater analytical focus as Anderson engages every major period of British and U.S. Indian policy, especially armed conflict on the American frontier where government soldiers and citizen militias alike committed acts that would be considered war crimes today. Drawing on a lifetime of research and thought about U.S.-Indian relations, Anderson analyzes the Jacksonian "Removal" policy, the gold rush in California, the dispossession of Oregon Natives, boarding schools and other "benevolent" forms of ethnic cleansing, and land allotment. Although not amounting to genocide, ethnic cleansing nevertheless encompassed a host of actions that would be deemed criminal today, all of which had long-lasting consequences for Native peoples." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
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1948-
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Anderson, Gary Clayton
Index
index present
LC call number
E98.C87
LC item number
A63 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Genocide
  • Forced migration
  • United States
  • United States
  • Ethnic relations
  • Forced migration
  • Genocide
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Political science
  • North America
  • United States
  • Vertreibung
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
Label
Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America, Gary Clayton Anderson
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-433) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Unscabbarding the bayonet : Andrew Jackson and the policy of forced ethnic cleansing
  • The Western domain : Indian Country
  • The stealing of a golden land : ethnic cleansing in California
  • The "diminishment" of the native domain : Oregon and Washington
  • The Great Plains : war crimes, reservations, peace commissions, and reformers
  • The "peace policy" : benevolent ethnic cleansing
  • The Red River "wars" : the collapse of the peace policy
  • General Sheridan and the ethnic cleansing of the Northern Lakota Sioux
  • The Indians' "last stand" against ethnic cleansing
  • Epilogue : Allotment and the final ethnic cleansing of America
  • Introduction : Definitions of genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes in modern world history
  • The native New World
  • European penetration of the New World
  • Interregnum : Natives and a reformed colonial land policy
  • A new kind of ethnic cleansing : the frontier "Rangers" and the assault on Native America
  • The American invasion
  • The Jeffersonians and the removal game
  • The great land grab
Control code
851285610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 462 pages
Isbn
9780806144214
Lccn
2013024354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023526053
System control number
(OCoLC)851285610
Label
Ethnic cleansing and the Indian : the crime that should haunt America, Gary Clayton Anderson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Unscabbarding the bayonet : Andrew Jackson and the policy of forced ethnic cleansing
  • The Western domain : Indian Country
  • The stealing of a golden land : ethnic cleansing in California
  • The "diminishment" of the native domain : Oregon and Washington
  • The Great Plains : war crimes, reservations, peace commissions, and reformers
  • The "peace policy" : benevolent ethnic cleansing
  • The Red River "wars" : the collapse of the peace policy
  • General Sheridan and the ethnic cleansing of the Northern Lakota Sioux
  • The Indians' "last stand" against ethnic cleansing
  • Epilogue : Allotment and the final ethnic cleansing of America
  • Introduction : Definitions of genocide, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing, and war crimes in modern world history
  • The native New World
  • European penetration of the New World
  • Interregnum : Natives and a reformed colonial land policy
  • A new kind of ethnic cleansing : the frontier "Rangers" and the assault on Native America
  • The American invasion
  • The Jeffersonians and the removal game
  • The great land grab
Control code
851285610
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 462 pages
Isbn
9780806144214
Lccn
2013024354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
40023526053
System control number
(OCoLC)851285610

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