The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest / Edition 1

The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest / Edition 1

by Francis Jennings
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807871443

ISBN-13: 9780807871447

Pub. Date: 02/01/2010

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

In this iconoclastic book, Francis Jennings recasts the story of American colonization as a territorial invasion. The traditional history of early America paints the colonies as a transplantation of European culture to a new continent—a "virgin land" in which Native Americans were assigned the role of foil whose main contribution was to stimulate the energy

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In this iconoclastic book, Francis Jennings recasts the story of American colonization as a territorial invasion. The traditional history of early America paints the colonies as a transplantation of European culture to a new continent—a "virgin land" in which Native Americans were assigned the role of foil whose main contribution was to stimulate the energy and ingenuity of European dispossessors. Jennings rejects this ideology and examines the relationships between Europeans and Indians from a far more critical point of view. Shorn of old mythology and rationalizations, Puritan actions are seen in the cold light of material interest and naked expansion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807871447
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
392
Sales rank:
506,810
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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