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First Americans: A History of Native Peoples, Combined Volume
A History of Native Peoples, PowerPoints

ISBN 9781138735859
Published December 11, 2018 by Routledge
698 Pages

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Book Description

First Americans provides a comprehensive history of Native Americans from their earliest appearance in North America to the present, highlighting the complexity and diversity of their cultures and their experiences. Native voices permeate the text and shape its narrative, underlining the agency and vitality of Native peoples and cultures in the context of regional, continental, and global developments. This updated edition of First Americans continues to trace Native experiences through the Obama administration years and up to the present day. The book includes a variety of pedagogical tools including short biographical profiles, key review questions, a rich series of maps and illustrations, chapter chronologies, and recommendations for further reading. Lucid and readable yet rigorous in its coverage, First Americans remains the indispensable student introduction to Native American history.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Native North America before European Contact

Chapter 2 Native Peoples and European Newcomers, 982—1585

Chapter 3 Spanish Borderlands, 1527—1758

Chapter 4 Seventeenth-Century Eastern Woodlands, 1607—1689

Chapter 5 Empire, 1700—1763

Chapter 6 The Indians’ Revolution, 1763—1814

Chapter 7 Removal, 1801—1846

Chapter 8 Western Indians and the United States, 1800—1850

Chapter 9 The Civil War Years, 1861—1865

Chapter 10 Conflicting Postwar Directions, 1865—1877

Chapter 11 The Struggle for Cultural Identity, 1877—1910

Chapter 12 Progressivism and World War I: Charting Their Own Course in the Twentieth Century, 1900—1920

Chapter 13 Post-War Directions for Native Americans, 1918—1929

Chapter 14 The Great Depression, 1929—1940

Chapter 15 American Indians Join the War Effort, 1940—1945

Chapter 16 Redefining the Status of Native Americans in Post–World War II America, 1943—1962

Chapter 17 Indian Activism in the Age of Liberalism, 1961—1980

Chapter 18 Self-Determination to Decolonization: Native Americans into the Twenty-First Century

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Kenneth W. Townsend earned his Ph.D. in American History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991, two years after joining the faculty of the Department of History at Coastal Carolina University in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. In addition to his teaching and university service responsibilities, Townsend served as Chair of the Department of History and established the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Coastal Carolina University, acting as its director for two years. He is the author of World War II and the American Indian (2000), South Carolina (2008), and varied articles.