Documents of American Indian Removal: Eyewitness to History, 1st Edition

  • Donna Martinez
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854203
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854200
  • DDC: 323.1197
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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The Indian Removal Act transformed the Native North American continent and precipitated the development of a national identity based on a narrative of vanishing American Indians. This volume is a probing look into a chapter in American history that, while difficult, cannot be ignored. Sweeping in its coverage of history, it includes deeply personal accounts of American Indian removal from which readers may discern the degree to which the new national identity of the United States was influenced by bigotry and dependence on the corporate economy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Eyewitness to History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents.
Historical Introduction.
1: Evolution of Federal Government Policies, 1778-1829.
2: Rhetoric of Removal, 1829-1830.
3: Removals, 1830-1836.
4: Ethnic Cleansing, 1836-1844.
5: Responses to Removal, 1854-1879.
6: Who Owns the Land? 1891-1932.
About the Author.