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Conquest by Law

How the Discovery of America Dispossessed Indigenous Peoples of Their Lands

Conquest by Law( )
Author: Robertson, Lindsay G.
ISBN:978-0-19-531489-2
Publication Date:Apr 2008
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $48.95
Book Description:

John Marshall's landmark 1823 decision in Johnson v. M'Intosh gave the European sovereigns who "discovered" North America rights to the land, converting Native Americans in one stroke into mere tenants. In 1991, while investigating the historical origins of this highly controversial decision, Lindsay Robertson made a startling find in the basement of a Pennsylvania furniture-maker--the complete corporate records of the Illinois and Wabash Land Companies, theplaintiffs in the case....
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