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The Resource An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley

An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley

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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
Title
An American genocide
Title remainder
the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
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Benjamin Madley
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide. Madley describes pre-contact California and precursors to the genocide before explaining how the Gold Rush stirred vigilante violence against California Indians. He narrates the rise of a state-sanctioned killing machine and the broad societal, judicial, and political support for genocide. Many participated: vigilantes, volunteer state militiamen, U.S. Army soldiers, U.S. congressmen, California governors, and others. The state and federal governments spent at least $1,700,000 on campaigns against California Indians.0Besides evaluating government officials' culpability, Madley considers why the slaughter constituted genocide and how other possible genocides within and beyond the Americas might be investigated using the methods presented in this groundbreaking book
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Summary
The first full account of the government-sanctioned genocide of California Indians under United States rule
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Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2016.
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10567735
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
970.980
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.C15
LC item number
M33 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
The Lamar Series in Western History
Target audience
adult
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the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley
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OverDrive eBook
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
California Indians before 1846 -- Prelude to Genocide: March 1846-March 1848 -- Gold, Immigrants, and Killers from Oregon: March 1848-May 1850 -- Turning Point: The Killing Campaigns of December 1849-May 1850 -- Legislating Exclusion and Vulnerability: 1846-1853 -- Rise of the Killing Machine: Militias and Vigilantes, April 1850-December 1854 -- Perfecting the Killing Machine: December 1854-March 1861 -- The Civil War in California and Its Aftermath: March 1861-1871 -- Conclusion
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1 online resource (xv, 692 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780300181364
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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9780300181364
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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remote
Stock number
B5DB5200-7992-4F15-A964-BB9172EEB8E1
System control number
(OCoLC)948286558
Label
An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
California Indians before 1846 -- Prelude to Genocide: March 1846-March 1848 -- Gold, Immigrants, and Killers from Oregon: March 1848-May 1850 -- Turning Point: The Killing Campaigns of December 1849-May 1850 -- Legislating Exclusion and Vulnerability: 1846-1853 -- Rise of the Killing Machine: Militias and Vigilantes, April 1850-December 1854 -- Perfecting the Killing Machine: December 1854-March 1861 -- The Civil War in California and Its Aftermath: March 1861-1871 -- Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 692 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300181364
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780300181364
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B5DB5200-7992-4F15-A964-BB9172EEB8E1
System control number
(OCoLC)948286558
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