An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States

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Product Number: DD15433
Released: Nov 18, 2014
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ISBN: #9781494507053
Narrator/s: Laural Merlington
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million native people who once inhabited this land. The centuries-long genocidal program of the U.S. settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz adroitly challenges the founding myth of the United States and shows how policy against the indigenous peoples was colonialist and designed to seize the territories of the original inhabitants, displacing or eliminating them. And as Dunbar-Ortiz reveals, this policy was praised in popular culture and in the highest offices of government and the military. Spanning more than four hundred years, this classic bottom-up peoples' history radically reframes U.S. history and explodes the silences that have haunted our national narrative.

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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
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Narrator(s): Laural Merlington
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Released: Feb 02, 2015
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"Imagine living in a country in which the government has repeatedly lied about its history and founding narrative, and where millions of children repeat these myths in both state-sponsored and private schools. According to this thought-provoking audiobook, youÕre already living in such a place if youÕre living in the United States. This history of the natives who once roamed this land will challenge, enlighten, and, perhaps, shock listeners. Narrator Laural Merlington approaches this book with a dispassionate voice that enunciates every word but fails to capture the essence of the authorÕs intent. This audiobook needs a little more emotion, or a narrator with a more elastic presentation. MerlingtonÕs straightforward delivery accentuates the good history this book represents but falls short in providing what is clearly meant to be an engaging experience. R.I.G. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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