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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873

Author: Benjamin Madley
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Lamar series in western history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of the government-sanctioned genocide of California Indians under United States rule. Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Madley uncovers the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Madley
ISBN: 0300230699 9780300230697
OCLC Number: 982878492
Notes: "This paperback edition does not contain the appendixes included in the hardcover edition. All appendixes can be found at yalebooks.com/american-genocide-appendix." --Title page verso.
Awards: Winner, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
Description: xv, 498 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: California Indians before 1846 --
Prelude to genocide: March 1846-March 1848 --
Gold, immigrants, and killers from Oregon: March 1848-May 1850 --
Turning point: the killing campaigns of December 1849-May 1850 --
Legislating exclusion and vulnerability: 1846-1853 --
Rise of the killing machine: militias and vigilantes, April 1850-December 1854 --
Perfecting the killing machine: December 1854-March 1861 --
The Civil War in California and its aftermath: March 1861-1871. Appendices (not included, see note). Reports of nonspecific numbers of California Indians killed, 1846-1873 --
Reports of fewer than five California Indians killed, 1846-1873 --
Reports of five or more California Indians killed, 1846-1873 --
Reports of non-Indians killed by California Indians, 1846-1873 --
Selected massacres with contested death tolls, 1846-1866 --
Major volunteer California state militia expeditions, 1850-1861 --
Reports of California Indians killed by US army soldiers and their auxiliaries, 1846-1873 --
The United Nations Genocide Convention.
Series Title: Lamar series in western history.
Other Titles: United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
Responsibility: Benjamin Madley.

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"This paperback edition does not contain the appendixes included in the hardcover edition. All appendixes can be found at yalebooks.com/american-genocide-appendix." --Title page verso.  Read more...

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"As Benjamin Madley writes in An American Genocide, by 1873, roaming bands of Indian-killers played a major role in reducing native numbers by more than 80 percent. . . . The mass murders raise the Read more...

 
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