Claudio Saunt

Finalist, 2020 National Book Awards

Claudio Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor in American History at the University of Georgia. He is the author of award-winning books, including A New Order of Things; Black, White, and Indian; and West of the Revolution.
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Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory

ISBN 9780393609844 W. W. Norton & Company

In May 1830, the United States formally launched a policy to expel Native Americans from the East to territories west of the Mississippi River. Justified as a humanitarian enterprise, the undertaking was to be systematic and rational, overseen by Washington’s small but growing bureaucracy. But as the policy unfolded over the next decade, thousands of Native Americans died under the federal government’s auspices, and thousands of others lost their possessions and homelands in an orgy of fraud, intimidation, and violence.  More about this book >

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Claudio Saunt

Claudio Saunt is the Richard B. Russell Professor in American History at the University of Georgia. He is the author of award-winning books, including A New Order of ThingsBlack, White, and Indian; and West of the Revolution. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

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