The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism

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"In 1761 and again in 1768, European scientists raced around the world to observe the transit of Venus, a rare astronomical event in which the planet Venus passes in front of the sun. In The Transit of Empire, Jodi A. Byrd explores how indigeneity functions as transit, a trajectory of movement that serves as precedent within U.S. imperial history. Byrd argues that contemporary U.S. empire expands itself through a transferable "Indianness" that facilitates acquisitions of lands, territories, and resources. Examining an array ...

The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism 2011, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816676415

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The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism 2011, University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN

ISBN-13: 9780816676408

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