The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest

The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest

by Francis Jennings
     
 

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Francis Jennings demonstrates that the story of the tribes east of the Alleghenies has been as filled with myths and is equally as dramatic and tragic as that of the better-known horse Indians of the Western Plains.He also examines the real history of the relationships between Europeans and Indians in what is ordinarily called the colonial period of United States…  See more details below

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Francis Jennings demonstrates that the story of the tribes east of the Alleghenies has been as filled with myths and is equally as dramatic and tragic as that of the better-known horse Indians of the Western Plains.He also examines the real history of the relationships between Europeans and Indians in what is ordinarily called the colonial period of United States history.

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The historiography of Indian-European relations will never be the same.--The American Historical Review

Jennings' achievement in this volume is considerable. . . . Studies of cultural contact in New England and elsewhere can now proceed in an atmosphere freed from the 'cant of conquest.'--The New England Quarterly

An illuminating account that should stand as the corrective to American historiography that [Jennings] intended.--Reviews in American History

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393008302
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1976
Series:
Norton Library
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
4.82(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.74(d)

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The Invasion of America launched the first major salvo against the provincialism of early American historiography, and the book's urgency, insights, and trenchant critiques endure. Jennings shook the foundations of American historical inquiry to its core, exposing the centrality of settler colonialism in the making of New England. Generations remain indebted to his bold and relentless claims.--Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

Meet the Author

Francis Jennings (1918-2000) was director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the American Indian at Chicago's Newberry Library. His many other books include Empire of Fortune: Crowns, Colonies, and Tribes in the Seven Years War in America and The Creation of America: Through Revolution to Empire.

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