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Murder state : California's native American genocide, 1846-1873

Author: Brendan C Lindsay
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this narrative history employing numerous primary sources and the latest interdisciplinary scholarship on genocide, Brendan C. Lindsay examines the darker side of California history, one rarely studied in detail, and the motives of both Native Americans and Euro-Americans at the time. Murder State calls attention to the misuse of democracy to justify and commit genocide. --Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brendan C Lindsay
ISBN: 9780803224803 080322480X 9780803269668 0803269668
OCLC Number: 759915583
Description: xv, 436 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : defining genocide. pt 1. Imagining genocide. The core values of genocide --
Emigrant guides --
The Overland Trail experience --
pt. 2. Perpetrating genocide. The economics of genocide in southern California --
Democratic death squads of northern California --
pt. 3. Supporting genocide. The murder state --
Federal bystanders to and agents of genocide --
Advertising genocide --
Conclusion : at a crossroads in the genocide --
Epilogue : forgetting and remembering genocide.
Responsibility: Brendan C. Lindsay.

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In the second half of the nineteenth century, the Euro-American citizenry of California carried out mass genocide against the Native population of their state, using the processes and mechanisms of  Read more...

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"Perhaps the most provocative aspect of his book is Lindsay's connection of American democracy to the killing of Indians."-Robert G. Lee, American Historical Review -- Robert G. Lee * American Read more...

 
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