Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Pg. 99: Robert A. Williams, Jr.'s "Savage Anxieties"

The current feature at the Page 99 Test: Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization by Robert A. Williams, Jr.

About the book, from the publisher:
From one of the world's leading experts on Native American law and indigenous peoples' human rights comes an original and striking intellectual history of the tribe and Western civilization that sheds new light on how we understand ourselves and our contemporary society. Throughout the centuries, conquest, war, and unspeakable acts of violence and dispossession have all been justified by citing civilization's opposition to these differences represented by the tribe. Robert Williams, award winning author, legal scholar, and member of the Lumbee Indian Tribe, proposes a wide-ranging reexamination of the history of the Western world, told from the perspective of civilization's war on tribalism as a way of life. Williams shows us how what we thought we knew about the rise of Western civilization over the tribe is in dire need of reappraisal.
Learn more about the book and author at Robert A. Williams, Jr.'s website.

The Page 99 Test: Savage Anxieties.

--Marshal Zeringue