Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians (Paperback)

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Why You Can't Teach United States History Without American Indians (Paperback)

By Susan Sleeper-Smith (Editor), Juliana Barr (Editor), Jean M. O'Brien (Editor)

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A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American.

Contributors are Chris Andersen, Juliana Barr, David R. M. Beck, Jacob Betz, Paul T. Conrad, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, Adam Jortner, Rosalyn R. LaPier, John J. Laukaitis, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, Robert J. Miller, Mindy J. Morgan, Andrew Needham, Jean M. O'Brien, Jeffrey Ostler, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, James D. Rice, Phillip H. Round, Susan Sleeper-Smith, and Scott Manning Stevens.

Susan Sleeper-Smith is professor of history at Michigan State University. Juliana Barr is associate professor of history at the University of Florida. Jean M. O'Brien is professor of history at the University of Minnesota. Nancy Shoemaker is professor of history at the University of Connecticut. Scott Manning Stevens is associate professor of Native American studies at Syracuse University.

Product Details ISBN: 9781469621203
ISBN-10: 1469621207
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: April 20th, 2015
Pages: 352
Language: English