Karl Jacoby: The History of Violence, the Violence of History: Locating Genocide in the North American Past

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Karl Jacoby is a specialist in environmental, borderlands, and Native American history. He uses small, carefully crafted tales to address some of the largest issues in American history, from the role of the environment in shaping human power relations to the challenges of representing the profound violence experienced by North America’s indigenous peoples. His books include Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves and the Hidden History of American Conservation (2014) and Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History (2009)

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