America’s Farther West: The Trans-Mississippi West, 1815–1890

  • Carroll P. KakelIII


This chapter looks at the period 1815 to 1890—from the end of the War of 1812 to the closing of the American frontier—during the third (and final) phase of the War for North America. It traces and interprets events during this period, within the book’s main themes: conquest (invasion and occupation); dispossession (theft of Indigenous lands and resources); depopulation (the logic of elimination and the genocidal imperative); and repopulation (supplanting the Indigenous inhabitants). It also summarizes the demographic and geopolitical outcome of the third (and final) phase of the Anglo-American settler-colonial supplanting project.


Imperialism Colonialism Genocide Frontier Trans-Mississippi West 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carroll P. KakelIII
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  1. 1.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

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