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Seeing Red

Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America

Michael Witgen

Cloth: 978-1-4696-6484-2 ($34.95)

Copyright 2021
University of North Carolina Press


Brilliant and engrossing. Challenging the dominant narrative of American history, which assumes a rapid decline in Native power after the War of 1812, Witgen charts Indigenous persistence in the Old Northwest despite relentless pressure from both the United States and Canada. Witgen’s compelling analysis of ‘the political economy of plunder’ transforms our view of settler colonialism

--Christina Snyder