An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
Score: 4.5
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An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States


  • Author: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 1071322 Bytes


2015 Recipient of the American Book AwardThe first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples  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 US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire.In An Indigenous Peoples’ History ...

Score: 4.5
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"I Am a Man"


  • Author: Joe Starita
  • Release Date : 2010-01-05
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 1240295 Bytes


In 1877, Chief Standing Bear's Ponca Indian tribe was forcibly removed from their Nebraska homeland and marched to what was then known as Indian Territory (now Oklahoma), in what became the tribe's own Trail of Tears. "I Am a Man" chronicles what happened when Standing Bear set off on a six-hundred-mile walk to return the body of his only son to their traditional burial ground. Along the way, it examines the complex relationship between the United States government and the small, peaceful tribe and the legal consequences of land swaps and broken treaties, while never losing sight of the heartbreaking journey the Ponca endured. It is a story of survival---of a people left for dead who arose from the ashes of injustice, disease, neglect, starvation, hu...

An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States


  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2014-09-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807000410


An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States Book Description :

2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples 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 US settler-colonial regimen has largely been omitted from history. Now, for the first time, acclaimed historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz offers a history of the United States told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples and reveals how Native Americans, for centuries, actively resisted expansion of the US empire. In An Indigenous Peoples’ History of t...

An Indigenous Peoples  History of the United States for Young People

An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People


  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-23
  • Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807049402


An Indigenous Peoples History of the United States for Young People Book Description :

2020 American Indian Youth Literature Young Adult Honor Book 2020 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People,selected by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children’s Book Council 2019 Best-Of Lists: Best YA Nonfiction of 2019 (Kirkus Reviews) · Best Nonfiction of 2019 (School Library Journal) · Best Books for Teens (New York Public Library) · Best Informational Books for Older Readers (Chicago Public Library) Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism. Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate R...

A People s History of the United States

A People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Aristotext
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: United States
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :


A People s History of the United States Book Description :

In this Second Edition of this radical social history of America from Columbus to the present, Howard Zinn includes substantial coverage of the Carter, Reagan and Bush years and an Afterword on the Clinton presidency. Its commitment and vigorous style mean it will be compelling reading for under-graduate and post-graduate students and scholars in American social history and American studies, as well as the general reader....

A National Crime
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A National Crime


  • Author : John S. Milloy
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887554155


A National Crime Book Description :

“I am going to tell you how we are treated. I am always hungry.” — Edward B., a student at Onion Lake School (1923) "[I]f I were appointed by the Dominion Government for the express purpose of spreading tuberculosis, there is nothing finer in existance that the average Indian residential school.” — N. Walker, Indian Affairs Superintendent (1948) For over 100 years, thousands of Aboriginal children passed through the Canadian residential school system. Begun in the 1870s, it was intended, in the words of government officials, to bring these children into the “circle of civilization,” the results, however, were far different. More often, the schools provided an inferior education in an atmosphere of neglect, disease, and often abuse. Usin...

A Young People s History of the United States
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

A Young People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher : Seven Stories Press
  • Release Date : 2011-01-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781583229453


A Young People s History of the United States Book Description :

A Young People's History of the United States brings to US history the viewpoints of workers, slaves, immigrants, women, Native Americans, and others whose stories, and their impact, are rarely included in books for young people. A Young People's History of the United States is also a companion volume to The People Speak, the film adapted from A People's History of the United States and Voices of a People’s History of the United States. Beginning with a look at Christopher Columbus’s arrival through the eyes of the Arawak Indians, then leading the reader through the struggles for workers’ rights, women’s rights, and civil rights during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and ending with the current protests against continued American impe...

A Queer History of the United States
Score: 2.5
From 2 Ratings

A Queer History of the United States


  • Author : Michael Bronski
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-05-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807044667


A Queer History of the United States Book Description :

Winner of a 2012 Stonewall Book Award in nonfiction The first book to cover the entirety of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender history, from pre-1492 to the present. In the 1620s, Thomas Morton broke from Plymouth Colony and founded Merrymount, which celebrated same-sex desire, atheism, and interracial marriage. Transgender evangelist Jemima Wilkinson, in the early 1800s, changed her name to “Publick Universal Friend,” refused to use pronouns, fought for gender equality, and led her own congregation in upstate New York. In the mid-nineteenth century, internationally famous Shakespearean actor Charlotte Cushman led an openly lesbian life, including a well-publicized “female marriage.” And in the late 1920s, Augustus Granville Dill was fir...

Freedom Dreams

Freedom Dreams


  • Author : Robin D.G. Kelley
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2002-06-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807009789


Freedom Dreams Book Description :

Kelley unearths freedom dreams in this exciting history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora in the twentieth century. Focusing on the visions of activists from C. L. R. James to Aime Cesaire and Malcolm X, Kelley writes of the hope that Communism offered, the mindscapes of Surrealism, the transformative potential of radical feminism, and of the four-hundred-year-old dream of reparations for slavery and Jim Crow. From'the preeminent historian of black popular culture' (Cornel West), an inspiring work on the power of imagination to transform society. From the Trade Paperback edition....

Roots of Resistance

Roots of Resistance


  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0806138335


Roots of Resistance Book Description :

In New Mexico—once a Spanish colony, then part of Mexico—Pueblo Indians and descendants of Spanish- and Mexican-era settlers still think of themselves as distinct peoples, each with a dynamic history. At the core of these persistent cultural identities is each group's historical relationship to the others and to the land, a connection that changed dramatically when the United States wrested control of the region from Mexico in 1848....

 All the Real Indians Died Off
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

All the Real Indians Died Off


  • Author : Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807062654


All the Real Indians Died Off Book Description :

Scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history. Tracing how these ideas evolved, the authors disrupt long-held and enduring myths such as: "Thanksgiving Proves the Indians Welcomed Pilgrims", "Indians Were Savage and Warlike", "Europeans Brought Civilization to Backward Indians", "Sports Mascots Honor Native Americans", "Most Indians Are on Government Welfare", "Indian Casinos Make Them All Rich", and "Indians Are Naturally Predisposed to Alcohol. Each chapter shows how these myths are rooted in the fears and prejudice of European settlers and in the larger political agendas of a settler state aimed at acquiring Indigenous land....

Voices of a People s History of the United States
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Voices of a People s History of the United States


  • Author : Howard Zinn
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39076002540297


Voices of a People s History of the United States Book Description :

Letter, poems, speeches, and essays are collected in this book that tells the story of the United States from the perspective of people left out of history books, such as women, workers, Native Americans, and Latinos....