Not A Nation of Immigrants

Settler Colonialism, White Supremacy, and a History of Erasure and Exclusion

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By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

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A combination of scholarly research, cultural criticism, and political commentary, this book reads like An Indigenous Peoples' History in reverse. Chapters are devoted to the successive waves of migrants and arrivants who complicate the narrative of a liberal multiculturalism that emerged in response to the Civil Rights Movement. Dunbar-Ortiz offers sharp criticism of those on the Left who have promoted a "friendly" nationalism that wallpapers over the genocidal settler colonialism at the core of Americanism. The extensive treatment of "self-indigenization," including settler claims to indigeneity and the appropriation of anti-colonial discourse in Appalachia, was particularly interesting!

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392 pages
Beacon Press (8/23/22)
6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

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