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

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin Madley
Title variation
United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Provides an account of the government-sanctioned genocide of California Indians under United States rule. Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Madley uncovers 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. He 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 book. --Adapted from publisher description
Member of
Awards note
Winner, Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Madley, Benjamin,
Dewey number
979.400497
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.C15
LC item number
M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Lamar series in Western history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Genocide
  • California
  • Indians of North America
  • California
Label
An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This paperback edition does not contain the appendixes included in the hardcover edition. All appendixes can be found at yalebooks.com/american-genocide-appendix." --Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-472) 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
  • 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
  • Appendices (not included, see note). Reports of nonspecific numbers of California Indians killed, 1846-1873 -- Reports of fewer than five California Indians killed, 1846-1873 -- Reports of five or more California Indians killed, 1846-1873 -- Reports of non-Indians killed by California Indians, 1846-1873 -- Selected massacres with contested death tolls, 1846-1866 -- Major volunteer California state militia expeditions, 1850-1861 -- Reports of California Indians killed by US army soldiers and their auxiliaries, 1846-1873 -- The United Nations Genocide Convention
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 498 pages
Isbn
9780300230697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn982878492
  • (OCoLC)982878492
  • 2464989
Label
An American genocide : the United States and the California Indian catastrophe, 1846-1873, Benjamin Madley
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This paperback edition does not contain the appendixes included in the hardcover edition. All appendixes can be found at yalebooks.com/american-genocide-appendix." --Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-472) 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
  • 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
  • Appendices (not included, see note). Reports of nonspecific numbers of California Indians killed, 1846-1873 -- Reports of fewer than five California Indians killed, 1846-1873 -- Reports of five or more California Indians killed, 1846-1873 -- Reports of non-Indians killed by California Indians, 1846-1873 -- Selected massacres with contested death tolls, 1846-1866 -- Major volunteer California state militia expeditions, 1850-1861 -- Reports of California Indians killed by US army soldiers and their auxiliaries, 1846-1873 -- The United Nations Genocide Convention
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xv, 498 pages
Isbn
9780300230697
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocn982878492
  • (OCoLC)982878492
  • 2464989

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