Facing West

Facing West

by Richard Drinnon
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806129280
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/15/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
5.27(w) x 7.97(h) x 1.29(d)

Meet the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1997 Edition
Preface to the 1990 Edition
Introduction
IThe Maypole of Merry Mount3
IIThomas Morton9
IIIJohn Endicott21
IVThe Pequot War35
VThe Legacy of the Pequot War46
VITimothy Dwight of Greenfield Hill65
VIIJohn Adams70
VIIIThomas Jefferson78
IXJefferson, II: Benevolence Betrayed90
XDriving Indians into Jefferson's Stony Mountains99
XIWestward Ho! with James Kirke Paulding119
XIIAn American Romance in Color: William Gilmore Simms131
XIIINicks in the Woods: Robert Montgomery Bird147
XIVFriend of the Indian: Colonel McKenney165
XVProfessional Westerner: Judge Hall191
XVIThe American Rhythm: Mary Austin219
XVIIThe Manifest Destiny of John Fiske232
XVIIIOutcast of the Islands: Henry Adams243
XIXThe Open Door of John Hay255
XXInsular Experts: Professor Worcester279
XXIThe Strenuous Life Abroad: "Marked Severities" in the Philippines307
XXIIThe Strenuous Life at Home: To and Beyond the Louisiana Purchase Exposition333
XXIIIThe Occident Express: From the Bay Colony to Indochina355
XXIVThe Ugly American374
XXVThe Secret Agent: Edward Geary Lansdale380
XXVICovert Savior of the Philippines389
XXVIIClosing the Circle of Empire: Indochina402
XXVIIIThe Quiet American414
XXIXThe New Frontier429
XXXThe Problem of the West443
Notes and Bibliographical Essay469
Index553

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