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Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny
Native America, Discovered and Conquered takes a fresh look at American history through the lens of the Doctrine of Discovery—the legal basis that Europeans and Americans used to lay claim to the land of the indigenous peoples they “discovered.” Robert J. Miller illustrates how the American colonies used the Doctrine of Discovery against the Indian nations from 1606 forwar ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Bison Books
(first published 2006)
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Jun 21, 2014 Malcolm rated it 4 of 5 stars
Manifest destiny, historically the idea that the USA and its people have special/distinctive virtues, that there was a special mission to ‘civilise’ the west in the image of the self-constructed image of a yeoman east and the notion that the USA people and state had an irresistible obligation (i.e., destiny) to act on and achieve this duty in one of the great historical myths. This is not to say that it was false – many actually believed and acted on the idea – but it is mythical in that it was ...more
Law School Professor, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland OregonMore about Robert J. Miller...