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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley

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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
Title
An American genocide
Title remainder
the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
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Benjamin Madley
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Language
eng
Summary
Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous resistance, who did the killing, and why the killings ended. This deeply researched book is a comprehensive and chilling history of an American genocide. Madley describes pre-contact California and precursors to the genocide before explaining how the Gold Rush stirred vigilante violence against California Indians. He narrates the rise of a state-sanctioned killing machine and the broad societal, judicial, and political support for genocide. Many participated: vigilantes, volunteer state militiamen, U.S. Army soldiers, U.S. congressmen, California governors, and others. Ultimately, the state and federal governments spent at least $1,700,000 on campaigns against California Indians. Besides evaluating government officials' culpability, Madley considers why the slaughter constituted genocide and how other possible genocides within and beyond the Americas might be investigated using the methods presented in this groundbreaking book.--
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non fiction
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bibliography
Series statement
The Lamar series in Western history
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  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Genocide
  • California
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An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-666) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- California Indians before 1846 -- Prelude to Genocide : March 1846-March 1848 -- Gold, Immigrants, and Killers from Oregon : March 1848-May 1850 -- Turning Point : The Killing Campaigns of December 1849-May 1850 -- Legislating Exclusion and Vulnerability : 1846-1853 -- Rise of the Killing Machine : Militias and Vigilantes, April 1850-December 1854 -- Perfecting the Killing Machine : December 1854-March 1861 -- The Civil War in California and Its Aftermath : March 1861-1871 -- Conclusion -- Appendixes. 1: Reports of Nonspecific Numbers of California Indians Killed, 1846-1873 -- 2: Reports of Fewer Than Five California Indians Killed, 1846-1873 -- 3: Reports of Five or More California Indians Killed, 1846-1873 -- 4: Reports of Non-Indians Killed by California Indians, 1846-1873 -- 5: Selected Massacres with Contested Death Tolls, 1846-1866 -- 6: Major Volunteer California State Militia Expeditions, 1850-1861 -- 7: Reports of California Indians Killed by US Army Soldiers and Their Auxiliaries, 1846-1873 -- 8: The United Nations Genocide Convention
Control code
ocn930798100
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 692 pages
Isbn
9780300181364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)930798100
Label
An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 629-666) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- California Indians before 1846 -- Prelude to Genocide : March 1846-March 1848 -- Gold, Immigrants, and Killers from Oregon : March 1848-May 1850 -- Turning Point : The Killing Campaigns of December 1849-May 1850 -- Legislating Exclusion and Vulnerability : 1846-1853 -- Rise of the Killing Machine : Militias and Vigilantes, April 1850-December 1854 -- Perfecting the Killing Machine : December 1854-March 1861 -- The Civil War in California and Its Aftermath : March 1861-1871 -- Conclusion -- Appendixes. 1: Reports of Nonspecific Numbers of California Indians Killed, 1846-1873 -- 2: Reports of Fewer Than Five California Indians Killed, 1846-1873 -- 3: Reports of Five or More California Indians Killed, 1846-1873 -- 4: Reports of Non-Indians Killed by California Indians, 1846-1873 -- 5: Selected Massacres with Contested Death Tolls, 1846-1866 -- 6: Major Volunteer California State Militia Expeditions, 1850-1861 -- 7: Reports of California Indians Killed by US Army Soldiers and Their Auxiliaries, 1846-1873 -- 8: The United Nations Genocide Convention
Control code
ocn930798100
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 692 pages
Isbn
9780300181364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)930798100

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