Unworthy republic : the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory
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New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020].
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New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020].
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xix, 396 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-380) and index.
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"A history of the forced migration of 80,000 Native Americans across the Mississippi River in the 1830s. On May 28, 1830, Congress authorized the expulsion of indigenous peoples from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Over the next decade, Native Americans saw their homelands and possessions stolen through fraud, intimidation, and murder. Thousands lost their lives. In this book, Claudio Saunt upends the common view that 'Indian Removal' was an inevitable chapter in US expansion across the continent. Instead, Saunt argues that it was a contested political act (resisted by both indigenous peoples and US citizens) that passed in Congress by a razor-thin margin. In telling the full story of this systematic, state-sponsored theft, Saunt reveals how expulsion became national policy, abetted by southern slave owners and financed by Wall Street. Moving beyond the familiar story of the Trail of Tears, Unworthy Republic offers a fast-paced yet deeply researched account of unbridled greed, government indifference, and administrative incompetence. The consequences of this vast transfer of land and wealth still resonate today"--Provided by the publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Saunt, C. (2020). Unworthy republic: the dispossession of Native Americans and the road to Indian territory (First edition.). W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saunt, Claudio. 2020. Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. W.W. Norton & Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saunt, Claudio. Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory W.W. Norton & Company, 2020.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Saunt, Claudio. Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory First edition., W.W. Norton & Company, 2020.

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