&quote;The Touch of Civilization&quote;

Editorial: University Press of Colorado Fecha de lanzamiento: 2017-03-15
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The Touch of Civilization is a comparative history of the United Statesand Russia duringtheir efforts to colonize and assimilate two indigenous groupsof peoplewithin their national borders: the Sioux of the Great Plains and the Kazakhs of the Eurasian Steppe. In the revealing juxtaposition of these twocases author Steven Sabol elucidatespreviously unexplored connections between the statebuilding and colonizing projects these powers pursued in the nineteenth century.This critical examination of internal colonization-a form of contiguous continental expansion, imperialism, and colonialism that incorporated indigenous lands and peoples-draws a corollary between the westward-moving American pioneer and the eastward-moving Russian peasant. Sabol examines how and why perceptions of the Sioux and Kazakhs as ostensibly uncivilized peoples and the Northern Plains and theKazakh Steppe as "e;uninhabited"e; regions that ought to be settled reinforced American and Russian government sedentarization policies and land allotment programs.In addition, he illustrates how both countries encountered problems and conflicts with local populations while pursuing their national missions of colonization, comparing the various forms of Sioux and Kazakh martial, political, social, and cultural resistance evident throughout the nineteenth century.Presenting a nuanced, in-depth history and contextualizing US and Russian colonialism in a global framework, The Touch of Civilization will be of significant value to students and scholars of Russian history, American and Native American history, and the history of colonization.

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Tipo: Russia

Colección: University Press of Colorado

Tipo: Adobe PDF

Páginas 310

ISBN: 9781607325505

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Tipo: Russia

Colección: University Press of Colorado

Tipo: Adobe PDF

Páginas 310

ISBN: 9781607325505

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