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Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783–1812 #2020

Expansion and American Indian Policy Horsman has effectively analyzed American policy during a critical period Throughout there are two themes feuding between the national government and the states over who would formulate and execute In

  • Title: Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783–1812
  • Author: Reginald Horsman
  • ISBN: 9780806124223
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • Expansion and American Indian Policy, 1783–1812 By Reginald Horsman, Horsman has effectively analyzed American policy during a critical period Throughout there are two themes feuding between the national government and the states over who would formulate and execute Indian policy and the contrast between the humanitarian instincts frequently moticating policy makers in the national capital and the injustice that the Indians experienced Horsman has effectively analyzed American policy during a critical period Throughout there are two themes feuding between the national government and the states over who would formulate and execute Indian policy and the contrast between the humanitarian instincts frequently moticating policy makers in the national capital and the injustice that the Indians experienced on the frontier.Much of his book deals with how the United States government tried to reconcile the Spirit of 76 with the land hunger of aggressive frontiersmen Journal of Southern History

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    1. Although many historians have expanded our knowledge of national policy with native peoples between 1783 and 1812 since Horsman completed his text, it is still a standard in the field It retains its status for a few reasons First, it is a concise telling of this history It also presents the history in primarily chronological order, although divided between North and South Together, these make the work an easy reference book It was also an early work to argue that there was a coherent Indian poli [...]

    2. Very detailed account of American expansion into Native American territory between the end of the Revolution and the War of 1812 While the federal government tried to keep expansion an orderly process that made at least some attempt to work with the native tribes, the states and white settlers ignored treaties and territorial boundaries in a rush to grab as much of the best land as possible This led to constant pressure on the tribes to hand over and land as borders were changed to accommodate [...]

    3. As I write this, the controversy over the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota serves as a sobering backdrop to the core ideas presented in this book the attitudes of non whites involved in dealing with Native American rights and their lawful land ownership In the modern day case, the federal government has now stepped in to give the Standing Rock Sioux some legal recourse in dealing with the private companies destroying their land and sacred burial sites In the time period covered in this boo [...]

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