A True History of the United States: Indigenous Genocide, Racialized Slavery, Hyper-Capitalism, Militarist Imperialism and Other Overlooked Aspects of American Exceptionalism Free Audiobook Download by Daniel Sjursen
In this audiobook, Daniel Sjursen endeavors to take listeners into the depths of American history in order to prove that the United States is an imperial state, and one without a moral center. America has been involved in countless wars around the world, conducted genocides and ethnic cleansing in multiple parts of the world, and committed other atrocities on Indigenous peoples. Although we are told that we need to look at U.S. history through "rose colored glasses", American actions towards Indigenous peoples have made it fantastically difficult to see our own country with any type of objectivity or honesty.
This audiobook is a historical and critical analysis of the rise of America in America's past. The author takes on many controversial topics such as the genocide of the indigenous people, racialized slavery, hyper-capitalism, and militarist imperialism. He does so by providing a thorough historical look at American history from colonial beginnings to today.
There is a narrative that says the United States was founded to defend and secure liberty for all. While this is true, it's also important not to forget those who were robbed of their liberty and opportunity during the process. Daniel Sjursen uses several examples, including indigenous genocide, racialized slavery, hyper-capitalism, militarist imperialism and other overlooked aspects of American exceptionalism to show how the United States has been founded on truth but continues to be built upon a foundation that erases its own history.
America's history is often written as a narrative founded on the pursuit of liberty and equality, but this book argues that the U.S. was actually created by European imperialists who found land in North America and intentionally sought to destroy indigenous communities in order to make room for a European-dominated society.
The history of the United States is a story of forced assimilation practices, over 100 years of racialized slavery and genocide against indigenous peoples, hyper-capitalism and militarism.
Sjursen argues that what has been referred to as "American Exceptionalism" is actually just a form of hyper-capitalism, which is a product of European unregulated capitalism. America is not exceptional in the same way as Europe because it did not develop from feudalism or aristocracy. Rather, it developed from the genocide and slavery that many indigenous people were subjected to.
|Duration||24 hours 27 minutes|
|Is It Free?||30-days Free|
|Parent Category||Public Policy|