Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad - American Crossroads 52 (Paperback)
  • Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad - American Crossroads 52 (Paperback)
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Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad - American Crossroads 52 (Paperback)

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Paperback 320 Pages / Published: 15/03/2019
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Empire's Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of legislative, military, and business records, Karuka deftly explains the imperial foundations of U.S. political economy. Tracing the shared paths of Indigenous and Asian American histories, this multisited interdisciplinary study connects military occupation to exclusionary border policies, a linked chain spanning the heart of U.S. imperialism. This highly original and beautifully wrought book unveils how the transcontinental railroad laid the tracks of the U.S. Empire.

Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN: 9780520296640
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Empire's Tracks comes at a critical juncture, which only compounds its appeal. It is a moment where monopolies breathe new life as seemingly benevolent multinational, e-commerce corporations; when oil pipelines continue to cut through North America despite opposition from Indigenous peoples (amongst others); and when threats of mass deportations emanate from the highest political offices. . . .Karuka's sincere meditation on the historicity of war, finance and countersovereignty is deeply welcomed as it sensitises readers to the tragically unexceptional reality of the present." * LSE Review of Books *
"[A] timely and provocative book, creating new ideas with which to re-examine the well-worn story of the railroad." * Society & Space *

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