The Invasion of America: Indians, Colonialism, and the Cant of Conquest (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American Histo) (Paperback)

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In this iconoclastic book, Francis Jennings recasts the story of American colonization as a territorial invasion. The traditional history of early America paints the colonies as a transplantation of European culture to a new continent--a "virgin land" in which Native Americans were assigned the role of foil whose main contribution was to stimulate the energy and ingenuity of European dispossessors. Jennings rejects this ideology and examines the relationships between Europeans and Indians from a far more critical point of view. Shorn of old mythology and rationalizations, Puritan actions are seen in the cold light of material interest and naked expansion.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780807871447
ISBN-10: 0807871443
Publisher: Omohundro Institute and Unc Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 392
Language: English
Series: Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American Histo