Facing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building

TitleFacing West: The Metaphysics of Indian-hating and Empire-building
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1980
AuthorsDrinnon, Richard
Number of Pages571
PublisherUniversity of Oklahoma Press
CityNorman, OK

American expansion, says Richard Drinnon, is characterized by repression and racism. In his reinterpretation of "winning" the West, Drinnon links racism with colonialism and traces this interrelationship from the Pequot War in New England, through American expansion westward to the Pacific, and beyond to the Philippines and Vietnam. He cites parallels between the slaughter of bison on the Great Plains and the defoliation of Vietnam and notes similarities in the language of aggression used in the American West, the Philippines, and Southeast Asia. [Publisher]

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