Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans

Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans By Anthony F.C. Wallace, Jefferson and the Indians The Tragic Fate of the First Americans In Thomas Jefferson s time white Americans were bedeviled by a moral dilemma unyielding to reason and sentiment what to do about the presence of black slaves and free Indians That Jefferson himself w
  • Title: Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans
  • Author: Anthony F.C. Wallace
  • ISBN: 9780674005488
  • Page: 252
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jefferson and the Indians: The Tragic Fate of the First Americans By Anthony F.C. Wallace, In Thomas Jefferson s time, white Americans were bedeviled by a moral dilemma unyielding to reason and sentiment what to do about the presence of black slaves and free Indians That Jefferson himself was caught between his own soaring rhetoric and private behavior toward blacks has long been known But the tortured duality of his attitude toward Indians is only now beingIn Thomas Jefferson s time, white Americans were bedeviled by a moral dilemma unyielding to reason and sentiment what to do about the presence of black slaves and free Indians That Jefferson himself was caught between his own soaring rhetoric and private behavior toward blacks has long been known But the tortured duality of his attitude toward Indians is only now being unearthed.In this landmark history, Anthony Wallace takes us on a tour of discovery to unexplored regions of Jefferson s mind There, the bookish Enlightenment scholar collector of Indian vocabularies, excavator of ancient burial mounds, chronicler of the eloquence of America s native peoples, and mourner of their tragic fate sits uncomfortably close to Jefferson the imperialist and architect of Indian removal Impelled by the necessity of expanding his agrarian republic, he became adept at putting a philosophical gloss on his policy of encroachment, threats of war, and forced land cessions a policy that led, eventually, to cultural genocide.In this compelling narrative, we see how Jefferson s close relationships with frontier fighters and Indian agents, land speculators and intrepid explorers, European travelers, missionary scholars, and the chiefs of many Indian nations all complicated his views of the rights and claims of the first Americans Lavishly illustrated with scenes and portraits from the period, Jefferson and the Indians adds a troubled dimension to one of the most enigmatic figures of American history, and to one of its most shameful legacies.
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    1. Many works on early United States history tend to give Indian affairs less attention than it deserves There are two recent books with which I am familiar that help correct this situation The first is Robert Remini s study of Jacksonian America, Andrew Jackson and his Indian Wars The second is Professor Wallace s book on Jefferson s relationship to the Indians, which I am reviewing here.Remini s and Wallace s book can be read together because both tell parts of the same sad story Expansionist pre [...]


    2. A neat blend of ethnography, politics and history, this dense book fills a unique place in Jefferson biography Jefferson s figure is actually relegated to a secondary role here while his policies are extensively dealt with, they are always done so in the context of the native peoples they affected This emphasis, as opposed to the tack of viewing Jefferson s policies as an outgrowth of his character, is important for several reasons first, it reveals that the attitudes and prejudices behind Jeffe [...]


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