Lecture Description

The history of North America can be understood as a history of imperialism, in relation to the histories of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The transcontinental railroad is a useful site to consider these historical links. This lecture draws out the concepts of continental imperialism, counter-sovereignty, and modes of relationship, from my book, Empire’s Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad (University of California Press, 2019), to draw out the significance of imperialism in the history of North America.


American Indian Capitalism

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