Indian Removal and Mass Deportation in the Modern Era (Remote)

Claudio Saunt
Richard B. Russell Professor in American History; Distinguished Research Professor; Co-Director, Center for Virtual History; Associate Director, Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia
Thursday January 21
7 p.m. ET

Explore the history of Indian Removal in the context of other mass deportations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Join Professor Saunt to look at the US-sponsored expulsion of the Indian population in the 1830s forcing them westward, creating something of a model for colonial empires around the world including the infamous deportations of World War II. Notoriously, during the Nazi conquest of Eastern Europe, Hitler equated “indigenous inhabitants” with “Indians” and declared “the Volga River must be our Mississippi."

This lecture is offered in conjunction with BETH EL-The Heights Synagogue.

This lecture will not be recorded for future viewing.

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