US History, Not a Nation of Immigrants

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Debunks the pervasive and self-congratulatory myth that our country is proudly founded by and for immigrants, and urges readers to embrace a more complex and honest history of the United States.

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Authors: Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizDebbie ReeseJean Mendoza

    Spanning more than 400 years, this classic bottom-up history examines the legacy of Indigenous peoples’ resistance, resilience, and steadfast fight against imperialism.

    Going beyond the story of America as a country “discovered” by a few brave men in the “New World,” Indigenous human rights advocate Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz reveals the roles that settler colonialism and policies of American Indian genocide played in forming our national identity.

    The original academic text is fully adapted by renowned curriculum experts Debbie Reese and Jean Mendoza, for middle-grade and young adult readers to include discussion topics, archival images, original maps, recommendations for further reading, and other materials to encourage students, teachers, and general readers to think critically about their own place in history.

    An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States for Young People
    Beacon Press
    ISBN: 978-080704939-6
    Publication Date: 7/23/2019
    Size:5.5 x 8 Inches (US)
    Price:  $18.95 
    Format: Paperback
    Not Yet Published
    Will Ship On: July 2019

    Our history books paint US history in a certain light. Author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's work tells the true history of the United States. Her 1977 book The Great Sioux Nation was the fundamental document at the First United Nations Conference on Indians in the Americas, which was held at the United Nations’ headquarters in Geneva. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz has also written on the 1960s social movements, feminism, Latin America, and international human rights law.

    About Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz is a historian, author, memoirist, and speaker who researches Western Hemisphere history and international human rights.

    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma, the daughter of a tenant farmer. She has been active in the international indigenous movement for more than four decades, and she is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. After receiving her Ph.D. in history at the University of California at Los Angeles, she taught in the newly established Native American Studies Program at California State University, Hayward, and helped found the Departments of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies.


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