“It’s now become a kind of historical presupposition that American expansion and, therefore, American history is predicated on the violent dispossession of Native people. And that there’s really no way to tell an American story, certainly not the story of the American founding and geographical expansion, without telling that story. He’s arguing that this story has often been absent from how we discuss US origins and so the first thing he does is say that it has to be there. I think that his argument has been completely persuasive. No one who’s teaching American history in universities would try to get away with ignoring that.” Read more...
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