Archive for the ‘United States’ Category

Charles E. Orser Jr., ‘An Archaeology of Eurocentrism’, American Antiquity 77, 4 (2012).  The role of Europe and Europeans in the archaeology of post-1500 history has recently been critiqued. Some research has been pejoratively labeled Eurocentrism. This paper addresses the problems with adopting an emotional understanding of Eurocentrism and argues instead for its archaeological examination within […]

Carol A. Handa, Judith Hankes and Toni House, ‘Restorative justice: the indigenous justice system’, Contemporary Justice Review: Issues in Criminal, Social, and Restorative Justice iFirst. Dramatically different beliefs about justice will produce dramatically different methods for achieving justice. The beliefs underlying the traditional Indigenous restorative justice systems, systems that dramatically differ from the European-based system […]

Mark Palmer and Robert Rundstrom, ‘GIS, Internal Colonialism, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers iFirst. This article contains the first comprehensive empirical account of the history of geographic information systems (GIS) development within the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), an account founded in part on a previously […] reports of a poster campaign that has been up and running in New York subways for the last month. ‘This operation is promoted by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a pro-Israel organization that attempts by various means to stoke fear of Islam’. On her blog, the AFDI’s executive director insists this is ‘FANTASTIC!’ […]

Brian C. Hosmer, ‘Indigenous Communities, Nation-States, Extranational Sovereignties and the Challenge of Environmental Justice in the Age of Globalization’, Environmental Justice 5, 5 (2012). How have intersections between nation states, extranational corporations (exercising sovereignty) and indigenous communities responded to the increasing demand for natural resources, and the globalization of both corporations and movements for indigenous […]

Rebecca Hamlin, ‘International Law and Administrative Insulation: A Comparison of Refugee Status Determination Regimes in the United States, Canada, and Australia’, Law & Social Inquiry 37, 4 (2012). International law provides nations with a common definition of a refugee, yet the processes by which countries determine who should be granted refugee status look strikingly different, […]

Michael Witgen, ‘The Native New World and Western North America’, Western Historical Quarterly 43, 3 (2012). bit in lieu of abstract: It is a mistake to imagine that Native peoples held political power only when they could align themselves with European empires and nation-states. Native peoples held power when they controlled territory and when they used […]

Carl H. Nightingale, Segregation: A Global History of Divided Cities (University of Chicago Press, 2012). When we think of segregation, what often comes to mind is apartheid South Africa, or the American South in the age of Jim Crow—two societies fundamentally premised on the concept of the separation of the races. But as Carl H. […]

William and Mary Quarterly 69, 3 (2012). FORUM: COLONIAL HISTORIANS AND AMERICAN INDIANS James H. Merrell, ‘Second Thoughts on Colonial Historians and American Indians'(pp. 451-512). Andrew Cayton, ‘Not the Fragments but the Whole’ (pp. 513-516). Wendy A. Warren, ‘More than Words: Language, Colonization, and History’ (pp. 517-520). Juliana Barr, ‘The Red Continent and the Cant […]

Daniel Ingram, Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America (Florida University Press, 2012). This fascinating look at the cultural and military importance of British forts in the colonial era explains how these forts served as communities in Indian country more than as bastions of British imperial power. Their security depended on maintaining good relations with […]