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Ned Blackhawk is Associate Professor of History and American Indian Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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American History Now (Critical Perspectives On The Past) (2011) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias


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American history from the point of view of our indigenous populations. Very interesting and critical to read.
mojomomma | outras 7 resenhas | Apr 23, 2024 |
What. A. Slog. Five months and 618 pages. (And that does not count all the back notes. Page 618 is just 62% of the book. Needless to say, I did not read the notes.) Blackhawk's premise that Native Americans have, in fact, been at the pivot points of American history is well defended up until about the 1800s. After that, it breaks down. And throughout the book there are times where there is an overabundance of detail relative to the importance of the point; while at other times Blackhawk skims over points that seem quite important, especially in the 20th century.… (mais)
Treebeard_404 | outras 7 resenhas | Apr 5, 2024 |
Too often in the past, Indigenous people were relegated to the margins of US history, In The Rediscovery of America: Native Peoples and the Unmaking of US History, Indigenous author and professor Ned Blackhawk sets out to rectify this by showing that, from the beginning of American history, starting from the Spanish colonialism to the end of the 20th century, Indigenous peoples played an essential role in the success of the US although rarely to their benefit. He outlines how the violence, the diseases, the enslavement, and the dispossession of Native Americans across five centuries shaped America, how the success of British colonization and European settlement depended on the dispossession of the Native Americans, their role in the American Revolution and the Civil War as well as in the shaping of US laws, how much of American history was predicated on attempted destruction of their way of life, their culture, and, even their very existence, and how, despite every effort to erase them, they survived and continued to influence American history.

I cannot say this was an easy read albeit a very interesting read. Despite Blackhawk’s straightforward even, at times, dry writing style, it is hard not to be made, at the very least, uncomfortable by the cruelties and injustices inflicted on Indigenous peoples throughout the five centuries of American (and Canadian) colonialism right to the end of the 20th century. But it is an important one giving a different side of history that few of us learned in school but one we should have learned. I listened to the audiobook version narrated by Jason Grasl who does an excellent job.

I received an audio version of this book from Netgalley and Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review
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lostinalibrary | outras 7 resenhas | Feb 25, 2024 |
Blackhawk fills in the often gaping holes in America's history where the influence of native peoples on this country has been sidelined at best and forgotten or disregarded at worst. This is a sweeping history beginning with the Spanish explorers. The eagle flies with wounded wing throughout these pages, enduring its pained flight not for noble cause but for its unrestrained quest for domination and racial arrogance.
ben_r47 | outras 7 resenhas | Feb 22, 2024 |


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