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by William T. Hagan

  • ISBN: 0226312372
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: William T. Hagan
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; 3rd edition (March 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 239
  • ePub book: 1681 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
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Series: The Chicago History of American Civilization. Paperback: 266 pages. Howard Peckham's book on the Colonial Wars certainly covers an interesting topic for those interested in early American history.

Series: The Chicago History of American Civilization. I had recently finished an extremely well written book "The Crucible of War" by Fred Anderson on the last "colonial war"-the French and Indian War-and was looking to fill in the gaps. Anderson mentions that there were several important wars preceding the French and Indian War, but he didn't say much more.

William Hagan’s classic American Indians has become standard reading in the field of Native American history. Daniel M. Cobb has taken over the task of updating and revising the material, allowing the book to respond to the times.

The Chicago History of American Civilization. The Chicago History of American Civilization. The Chicago History of American Civilization September 1961 · American Political Science Association. He analyzes not only the changing contours of religious freedom but also the phenomenon of American civil religion, grounded in the notion that the nation's purpose is sanctified by a higher authority-an idea that can be traced back to the earliest New England colonists and remains deeply ingrained in the American psyche.

Indians’ collusion with the British during the American Revolution and the War of 1812 exacerbated American hostility and suspicion toward them. Even more fundamentally, indigenous people were just too different: Their skin was dark. And their world views and spiritual beliefs were beyond most white men’s comprehension. To settlers fearful that a loved one might become the next Mary Campbell, all this stoked racial hatred and paranoia, making it easy to paint indigenous peoples as pagan savages who must be killed in the name of civilization and Christianity.

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William Hagan's concise account of Indian-white relations has become one of the standard histories of the subject. For this third edition, Hagan has updated information throughout the book and added a new chapter, "Domestic, Dependent Nations," in which he discusses developments in Native American life in the 1970s and 1980s. In his new bibliographic essay, Hagan surveys recent research and offers suggestions for further reading."The author has reduced the long story—often as tangled as a five-year-old's fishing line—into a brief, clear, and highly interesting book. . . . A remarkable achievement."—San Francisco Chronicle

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American Indians, Hagan

William T. Hagan wrote this history about the conflicts between Native Americans and the immigrants from western Europe. The Indians were not united as one nation. There was no average white man either. There was a great variation in the relations, but often a disregard of Indian rights and acts of brutality. This 1961 book predicts the Pan-Indian movement will achieve progress. Hagan is the Chairman and Professor of History at a New York State University College. This 190-page book has a Preface, Contents, and Index. The `Important Dates' run from 1622 to 1958. There is a list of `Suggested Reading' for each of the six chapters. The photographs mostly date from the late 19th century.

The `Editorial Preface' notes the differences in outlook. American was not an "empty" continent but inhabited by peoples whose ancient culture was overwhelmed by invaders from far away. [Did this inspires those science-fiction movies about Invaders from Space?] Editor Boorstin neglects to mention the similar invasion of Europe from the Romans, the Mongols and Huns, and the Turks. Few reached western Europe. The conflict was between vastly unequal forces. This provides a new outlook on familiar history.

Chapter I tells about the hundreds of spoken dialects among the 600 thousand Indians in what is now the USA. They quickly adopted metal tools and utensils, firearms, horses and sheep. Horses allowed tribes to follow the buffalo herds. Tribes that acquired metal weapons could oppress tribes that lacked them. But firearms and other goods made them dependent upon the whites (p.6). New diseases could annihilate Indian villages. There were differences based on the country. The French and Spanish used Indians, the English sought to drive them away by warfare (p.10). The Puritans disregarded Indian personal and property rights, this led to war (p.14). Pennsylvania Quakers dealt justly with the Indians (p.16). The English enslaved captured Indians (p.17). The victory of the British over the French also meant the Indians lost their power (p.23). The movement into Indian lands caused conflicts (p.27). At first the fur trade made Indians rich. A lessened harvest of furs was followed by warfare and the loss of Indian lands (p.29). Whenever there was a conflict between Indians and frontiersmen the central government supported the whites (p.30).

The Declaration of Independence listed Indian warfare as one of the complaints (Chapter II). Few Indians supported the American cause. The British gave gifts to get Indian support. The Continental Congress asked for Indian neutrality (p.34). The Indians backed the losing side. They were condemned for not cultivating their lands (p.39). Congress protected Indian rights but local conflicts went on (p.40). Americans mostly disregarded Indian property and lives. The loss of game led to Indian migration to the west (p.49). Hagan censors the facts about the sale of Yazoo lands (p.54). The entire legislation was voted out of office! Jefferson used the Louisiana Territory to exchange Indian lands (p.55). Americans hired friendly tribes to attack pro-British tribes (p.61). The Treaty of Ghent ended the War of 1812 and British support for Indian tribes (p.64). The next decades saw the removal of many tribes to west of the Mississippi as settlers flooded into the available lands to create twelve new states (p.66). The remaining chapters provide a concise history of facts omitted or censored from your school textbooks.
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For somebody who knows nothing or little about the history of Indian-white relations in America, this book would be no help. I have read extensively on this subject and was therefore able to make conclusions about what Hagan was saying throughout the book. He quotes frequently in places that don't fit and have no place in the text, he alludes to things but does not explain what he means, he mentions historical characters but does so in a way that leaves either misinformed impressions or leaves the reader clueless as to why he even mentioned them. For a book by a University Professor and in the Chicago History series, this book is a sad excuse for covering "American Indians."