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Book Title: The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America|
The author of the book: James Wilson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 959 KB
Edition: Atlantic Monthly Press
Date of issue: April 1st 1999
ISBN 13: 9780871137302
Read full description of the books The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America:As far as history books are concerned, Native Americans have been secondary to an essentially Euro-American story. Now James Wilson has produced a rigorously authoritative, beautifully written, comprehensive history that - as Richard Gott wrote in the London Literary Review - "places the 'Native Americans' at the center of the historical stage, abandoning the traditional version of the American past in which the 'Indians' had a subservient role on the periphery of someone else's epic. Drawing not only on historical sources but also on ethnography, archaeology, Indian oral tradition, and his own extensive research in Native American communities, James Wilson sets out to make the Indian perspective on the past and the present accessible to a broad audience.
Read information about the authorJAMES WILSON was born and brought up near Cambridge, and studied History at Oxford University. He now divides his time between London and France.
In 1975 James received a Ford Foundation grant to research and write The Original Americans: US Indians, for the Minority Rights in London. Over the next twenty-five years he travelled widely in the US and Canada, working on – among other projects – a number of radio and TV documentaries, including the award-winning Savagery and the American Indian and The Two Worlds of the Innu, both for the BBC. His critically-acclaimed history of Native Americans, The Earth Shall Weep, was published by Picador in the UK in 1998, and by Grove/Atlantic in the US the following year. In 2000, it won a Myers Outstanding Book award. James continues to serve as a member of the executive committee of Survival, an international organization campaigning for the rights of indigenous peoples worldwide.
James is the author of four novels, all published by Faber & Faber: The Dark Clue (described by Allan Massie in The Scotsman as ‘wonderfully entertaining’, and by The Washington Post as ‘a stunning first novel’); The Bastard Boy (longlisted for the IMPAC Award); The Woman in the Picture (‘multi-layered, deeply absorbing and entertaining’ – The Times; ‘A superb achievement’ – Kevin Brownlow); and Consolation (‘an animated, haunting and surprisingly uplifting novel’ – The Observer).
A fifth novel, The Summer of Broken Stories, will be published by Alma Books in April 2015.
You can visit James online at jameswilsonauthor.com, and on Twitter at @jcwilsonauthor.
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