Wounded Knee by Heather Cox Richardson audiobook

Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre

By Heather Cox Richardson
Read by Jonathan Davis

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780465009213
14.58 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781721345786

On December 29, 1890, American troops opened fire with howitzers on hundreds of unarmed Lakota Sioux men, women, and children near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, killing nearly 300 Sioux. As acclaimed historian Heather Cox Richardson shows in Wounded Knee, the massacre grew out of a set of political forces all too familiar to us today: fierce partisanship, heated political rhetoric, and an irresponsible, profit-driven media. Richardson tells a dramatically new story about the Wounded Knee massacre, revealing that its origins lay not in the West but in the corridors of political power back East. Politicians in Washington, Democrat and Republican alike, sought to set the stage for mass murder by exploiting an age-old political tool: fear. Assiduously researched and beautifully written, Wounded Knee will be the definitive account of an epochal American tragedy. The accompanying reference guide is included as a PDF on this disc.

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Summary

Summary

On December 29, 1890, American troops opened fire with howitzers on hundreds of unarmed Lakota Sioux men, women, and children near Wounded Knee Creek in South Dakota, killing nearly 300 Sioux. As acclaimed historian Heather Cox Richardson shows in Wounded Knee, the massacre grew out of a set of political forces all too familiar to us today: fierce partisanship, heated political rhetoric, and an irresponsible, profit-driven media.

Richardson tells a dramatically new story about the Wounded Knee massacre, revealing that its origins lay not in the West but in the corridors of political power back East. Politicians in Washington, Democrat and Republican alike, sought to set the stage for mass murder by exploiting an age-old political tool: fear.

Assiduously researched and beautifully written, Wounded Knee will be the definitive account of an epochal American tragedy.

The accompanying reference guide is included as a PDF on this disc.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Richardson’s meticulously documented account includes extensive historical background of the treaties and events preceding that fateful winter.” Booklist
“Historian Richardson brings a fresh perspective to the massacre at Wounded Knee in her engaging study…Richardson describes the collision of incompetence, political posturing, and military might with elegant prose and the right blend of outrage and humanity, subtly highlighting the parallels between the disastrous partisanship of the late nineteenth century and the politics of today.” Publishers Weekly

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 14.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English