Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2015-04-30
Förlag
The University of North Carolina Press
Illustrationer
37 halftones, 5 maps, 1 table
Dimensioner
241 x 152 x 19 mm
Vikt
498 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781469621203
Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians (häftad)

Why You Can't Teach United States History without American Indians

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A resource for all who teach and study history, this book illuminates the unmistakable centrality of American Indian history to the full sweep of American history. The nineteen essays gathered in this collaboratively produced volume, written by leading scholars in the field of Native American history, reflect the newest directions of the field and are organized to follow the chronological arc of the standard American history survey. Contributors reassess major events, themes, groups of historical actors, and approaches--social, cultural, military, and political--consistently demonstrating how Native American people, and questions of Native American sovereignty, have animated all the ways we consider the nation's past. The uniqueness of Indigenous history, as interwoven more fully in the American story, will challenge students to think in new ways about larger themes in U.S. history, such as settlement and colonization, economic and political power, citizenship and movements for equality, and the fundamental question of what it means to be an American. Contributors are Juliana Barr, Susan Sleeper-Smith, James D. Rice, Sarah M. S. Pearsall, Adam Jortner, Robert J. Miller, Jean M. O'Brien, Paul T. Conrad, Scott Manning Stevens, Jeffrey Ostler, Phillip H. Round, Mindy J. Morgan, John J. Laukaitis, David R. M. Beck, Rosalyn R. LaPier, Jacob Betz, Andrew Needham, Mikal Brotnov Eckstrom, Margaret D. Jacobs, K. Tsianina Lomawaima, and Chris Andersen.
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Well-written and generously illustrated, this rich resource merits a place on the bookshelves of everyone teaching American history.--Journal of American History Provide[s] a usable 'toolkit' for non-specialists to incorporate contemporary scholarship on American Indian history into the undergraduate curriculum.--Register of the Kentucky Historical Society Exciting and practical suggestions for reconsidering how we approach making Indians central to our narratives of US history.--H-Net Contains a wealth of information that reorients the U.S. history narrative. Anyone who teaches U.S. history should read this easily accessible, thought-provoking book.--New Mexico Historical Review An excellent book...forces instructors to reexamine their pedagogy and think twice about what they teach and what students may be unconsciously taking away from the standard narratives.--The Chronicles of Oklahoma A tremendously powerful book.--Minnesota History [This] collection succeeds admirably, providing a variety of tools for incorporating Native American history in ways that promise to challenge and excite our students. It deserves to be read widely, and it will reward those teachers who take its message to heart.--Journal of Southern History [An] exceptional set of chapters. . . . [Brings] together impressive scholars from a broad range of fields. . . . [And] recognize[s] the need to go beyond the usual retelling of U.S. history.--Journal of Interdisciplinary History There are insights in this volume that can benefit even the most seasoned instructors.--NAIS A mandatory purchase for all libraries. --CHOICE

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Susan Sleeper-Smith is professor of history at Michigan State University, USA.br> Juliana Barr is associate professor of history at the University of Florida, USA. Jean M. O'Brien is professor of history at the University of Minnesota, USA. Nancy Shoemaker is professor of history at the University of Connecticut, USA. Scott Manning Stevens is associate professor of Native American studies at Syracuse University, USA.