Occupational/field of activity group: occ History teachers lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Includes bibliographical references (pages -285) and index.
Approaching 1492; Approaching Apocalypse -- Apocalypse Nearer -- Liquidation of Indigenes; Reliance on Africans; Tensions in London -- Florida Invaded -- Turning Point -- 1588: Origins of the U.S.A.? -- Origins of the U.S.A.: Indigenous Floridians Liquidated; Ditto for New Mexico -- Apocalypse Dawning.
"The Dawning of the Apocalypse" is a revision of the creation myth of settler colonialism and how the United States was formed, arguing that, in order to understand the arrival of colonists from the British Isles in the early seventeenth century, one must first understand the "long sixteenth century"--1492 until the arrival of settlers in Virginia in 1607. During this prolonged century, Horne contends, "whiteness" morphed into "white supremacy," and allowed England to co-opt not only religious minorities but also various nationalities throughout Europe."-- Provided by publisher.