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Author Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1938- author.

Title Not "a nation of immigrants" : settler colonialism, white supremacy, and a history of erasure and exclusion / Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz.

Publication Info. Boston : Beacon Press, [2021]

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 Burlington Public Library - New Books  305.8009 DUNBAR- ORTIZ    Check Shelf
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 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  305.8009 DUNBAR-ORTIZ    DUE 12-11-21
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Description xxvii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Whether in political debates or discussions about immigration around the kitchen table, many Americans, regardless of party affiliation, will say proudly that we are a nation of immigrants. In this bold new book, historian Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz asserts this ideology is harmful and dishonest because it serves to mask and diminish the US's history of settler colonialism, genocide, white supremacy, slavery, and structural inequality, all of which we still grapple with today. She explains that the idea that we are living in a land of opportunity--founded and built by immigrants--was a convenient response by the ruling class and its brain trust to the 1960s demands for decolonialization, justice, reparations, and social equality. Moreover, Dunbar-Ortiz charges that this feel good--but inaccurate--story promotes a benign narrative of progress, obscuring that the country was founded in violence as a settler state, and imperialist since its inception. While some of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants, others are descendants of white settlers who arrived as colonizers to displace those who were here since time immemorial, and still others are descendants of those who were kidnapped and forced here against their will. This paradigm shifting new book charges that we need to stop believing and perpetuating this simplistic and ahistorical idea and embrace the real (and often horrific) history of the United States.
Contents Alexander Hamilton -- Settler colonialism -- Arrivants -- Continental imperialism -- Irish settling -- Americanizing Columbus -- "Yellow Peril" -- The border.
Subject United States -- Historiography.
Immigrants -- United States -- Historiography.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Historiography.
Settler colonialism -- United States.
Whites -- Race identity -- United States -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
United States -- Ethnic relations -- History.
Settler colonialism. (OCoLC)fst02025744
Emigration and immigration -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst01352896
Ethnic relations. (OCoLC)fst00916005
Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00958221
Immigrants -- Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00967740
Race relations. (OCoLC)fst01086509
Whites -- Race identity. (OCoLC)fst01174825
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title Settler colonialism, white supremacy, and a history of erasure and exclusion
Other Form: Online version: Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1938- Not "a nation of immigrants" Boston : Beacon Press, [2021] 9780807036303 (DLC) 2021012713
ISBN 9780807036297 hardcover
0807036293 hardcover
9780807036303 electronic book
Standard No. 40030675835
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