By Steven Sabol
This severe exam of inner colonization—a kind of contiguous continental enlargement, imperialism, and colonialism that included indigenous lands and peoples—draws a corollary among the westward-moving American pioneer and the eastward-moving Russian peasant. Sabol examines how and why perceptions of the Sioux and Kazakhs as ostensibly uncivilized peoples and the Northern Plains and the Kazakh Steppe as “uninhabited” areas that should be settled bolstered American and Russian executive sedentarization rules and land allotment programs. In addition, he illustrates how either international locations encountered difficulties and conflicts with neighborhood populations whereas pursuing their nationwide missions of colonization, evaluating some of the different types of Sioux and Kazakh martial, political, social, and cultural resistance glaring in the course of the 19th century.
Presenting a nuanced, in-depth heritage and contextualizing US and Russian colonialism in a world framework, The contact of Civilization can be of important price to scholars and students of Russian historical past, American and local American historical past, and the background of colonization.