From a Native Son: Selected Essays on Indigenism 1985-1995

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by Ward Churchill

South End Press

1996

SKU: 97808906085534

 

Ward Churchill has emerged over the past decade as one of the strongest and most influential voices of native resistance in North America, according to the Bloomsbury Review and Publishers Weekly. bell hooks has described Churchill as a leading "insurgent intellectual." From a Native Son is the capstone collection of his most important and unflinching essays during this period, exploring the themes of genocide in the Americas, historical/legal (re)interpretation of the processes of conquest and colonization, literary/cinematic criticism, and the positing of indigenist alternatives to the status quo, for which he has become increasingly well-known.

With this collection, Ward Churchill, an activist and an intellectual, carves out a unique position for himself as one of the most outspoken advocates of indigenous peoples. This disturbing and compelling work contains illuminating insights and provides a much-needed antidote to pervasive ignorance on Native American issues. From a Native Son, in its scope and courage, never fails to startle with the impact of quiet truths, passionately felt and powerfully expressed. It will be a rare find for new readers and a treasure to old admirers.

Ideal for adoption in courses on American Indian affairs, US history, race relations and political theory, From a Native Son is "a must read" book for anyone concerned with justice and liberation for indigenous people.