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Gabriel Piterberg, ‘Review: Between Indigenous and Settler Governance’, Journal of Global History 9, 1 (2014).

Comparative settler colonialism as a scholarly field is relatively recent. The foundational works evinced critical interest in the white settlers and only indirectly in the indigenes, even if the critique was radical. They insisted that the dispossession and elimination of the native societies were not extrinsic ‘things’ that the settler nations once did but what those settler nations intrinsically are.

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