Shadows at Dawn by Karl Jacoby audiobook

Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History

By Karl Jacoby
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Blackstone Publishing 9781594201936
10.35 Hours Unabridged
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A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O’odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered nearly 150 men, women, and children in their sleep. In the past century, the attack, which came to be known as the Camp Grant Massacre, has largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, contemporary newspaper reports, and the participants’ own accounts, prizewinning author Karl Jacoby brings this perplexing incident and tumultuous era to life to paint a sweeping panorama of the American Southwest—a world far more complex, diverse, and morally ambiguous than the traditional portrayals of the Old West.

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A masterful reconstruction of one of the worst Indian massacres in American history

In April 1871, a group of Americans, Mexicans, and Tohono O’odham Indians surrounded an Apache village at dawn and murdered nearly 150 men, women, and children in their sleep. In the past century, the attack, which came to be known as the Camp Grant Massacre, has largely faded from memory. Now, drawing on oral histories, contemporary newspaper reports, and the participants’ own accounts, prizewinning author Karl Jacoby brings this perplexing incident and tumultuous era to life to paint a sweeping panorama of the American Southwest—a world far more complex, diverse, and morally ambiguous than the traditional portrayals of the Old West.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Historian Jacoby makes an important contribution to the scholarship of the American West with this balanced portrait of the brutal Camp Grant Massacre in Arizona.” Booklist
“For buffs more accustomed to traditional tales of Custer and Wounded Knee, this telling might prove an unexpected delight.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Karl Jacoby

Author Bio: Karl Jacoby

Karl Jacoby is the Allan Nevins Professor of American History at Columbia University. He is the author of Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation; Shadows at Dawn: A Borderlands Massacre and the Violence of History; and The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire, as well as numerous essays and reviews.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English