The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux / Edition 1

The Dust Rose Like Smoke: The Subjugation of the Zulu and the Sioux / Edition 1

by James O. Gump
     
 

In 1876 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer's Seventh Cavalry on the Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation. The similarities… See more details below

Overview

In 1876 Sioux and Cheyenne warriors annihilated Custer's Seventh Cavalry on the Little Bighorn. Three years later and half a world away, a British force was wiped out by Zulu warriors at Isandhlwana in South Africa. In both cases the total defeat of regular army troops by forces regarded as undisciplined barbarian tribesmen stunned an imperial nation. The similarities between the two frontier encounters have long been noted, but James O. Gump is the first to scrutinize them in a comparative context. "This study issues a challenge to American exceptionalism," he writes. Viewing both episodes as part of a global pattern of intensified conflict in the latter 1800s resulting from Western dominion over a vast portion of the globe, he persuasively traces the comparisons in their origins and aftermath.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803270596
Publisher:
UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date:
09/16/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Little Bighorn in Comparative Perspective7
2Frontiers of Expansion27
3Indigenous Empires41
4Collaborators of a Kind55
5Agents of Empire73
6Patterns of Imperial Overrule95
7Images of Empire117
Conclusion135
Notes141
Bibliography161
Index173

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