A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas Since 1492

A Long and Terrible Shadow White Values Native Rights in the Americas Since When Christopher Columbus first encountered the original inhabitants of the New World he remarked they were So tractable so peaceable that I swear there is not in the world a better nation Yet wave

  • Title: A Long and Terrible Shadow: White Values, Native Rights in the Americas Since 1492
  • Author: Thomas R. Berger
  • ISBN: 9780295978079
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Christopher Columbus first encountered the original inhabitants of the New World, he remarked they were So tractable, so peaceable that I swear there is not in the world a better nation Yet wave after wave of European arrivals sought to wipe those nations from the earth.By what right did one race seize the land belonging to another and subjugate its peoWhen Christopher Columbus first encountered the original inhabitants of the New World, he remarked they were So tractable, so peaceable that I swear there is not in the world a better nation Yet wave after wave of European arrivals sought to wipe those nations from the earth.By what right did one race seize the land belonging to another and subjugate its people Distinguished jurist and Native rights advocate Thomas Berger surveys the history of the Americas since their discovery by Europeans and examines how the colonizing powers wrestled with the moral issues Accounts of the slaughter and disenfranchisement of indigenous peoples throughout North, Central, and South America reveal a searing pattern of almost unimaginable duplicity and inhumanity Five centuries later, Native Americans still embrace ancient values and cultural ways Berger recounts this tenacious struggle to defy the odds and re emerge as distinct cultures.

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    1. Like Unsettling the Settler Within, this book truly rocks your foundations and makes you really think about your values and beliefs as it examines 500 years of interactions between Whites and First Peoples in North and South America - 500 terrible years - Berger is relatively kind to Canada in the light of the treatment of First Peoples in South and Central America and the US but we don't get to wriggle off the hook either - we practiced genocide by government policy rather than eradication by b [...]

    2. TOTAL EYE OPENER: cried thru most of ithamed of what our european ancestors did to the america's native peoples.

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