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Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian Hating and Empire Building

Drinnon, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0816609780 / ISBN 13: 9780816609789
Published by University of Minnesota Press, 1980
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571 pages. Thicker book; light shelf wear; pages yellowing; very good book. The jacket is heavily creased, chips and tears to the edges. "A major historical investigation of the link between American racism and Westward expansion." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 Pounds. Category: American History; ISBN: 0816609780. ISBN/EAN: 9780816609789. Inventory No: 132474. Bookseller Inventory # 132474

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Title: Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian ...

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fair

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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.

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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.

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