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Langfur, Hal. The Forbidden Lands: Colonial Identity, Frontier Violence, and the Persistence of Brazil’s Eastern Indians, 1750-1830. 2006

“The Forbidden Lands” concerns a pivotal but unexamined surge in frontier violence that engulfed the eastern forests of eighteenth-century Brazil’s most populous region, Minas Gerais. Focusing on social, cultural, and racial relations, it challenges standard depictions of the occupation of … Continue reading

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Maybury-Lewis, David, Theodore Macdonald, Biorn Maybury-Lewis, eds. Manifest Destinies and Indigenous Peoples. 2009

How was frontier expansion rationalized in the Americas during the late nineteenth century? As new states fleshed out expanded national maps, how did they represent their advances? Were there any distinct pan-American patterns? The renowned anthropologist and human rights advocate … Continue reading

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