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Challenging the still widely held notion that American history is somehow exceptional or unique, this book argues that early America is best understood as a settler-colonial supplanting society. As Kakel shows, this society undertook the violent theft of Indigenous land and resources on a massive scale, and was driven by a logic of elimination and a genocidal imperative to rid the new white settler living space of its existing Indigenous inhabitants.
American exceptionalism national history Early American history history of Western civilization American West Genocide in Early America American Indian wars American Indian history Native American history supplanting society American frontier trans-Appalachian West settler colonialism Japanese empire German empire French and Indian War
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