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Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States: A Graphic Interpretation (ReVisioning History #8)

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz's Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States: A Graphic Interpretation (ReVisioning History #8)

Current price: $24.95
Publication Date: October 1st, 2024
Beacon Press


In stunning full color and accessible text, a graphic adaptation of the American Book Award winning history of the United States as told from the perspective of Indigenous peoples—perfect for readers of all ages

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz’s influential New York Times bestseller exposed the brutality of this nation’s founding and its legacy of settler-colonialism and genocide. Through evocative full color artwork, renowned cartoonist Paul Peart-Smith brings this watershed book to life, centering the perspective of the peoples displaced by Europeans and their white descendants to trace Indigenous perseverance over four centuries against policies intended to obliterate them.

Recognized for his adaptation of W.E.B. DuBois’ The Souls of Black Folk and his extensive expertise in the comics industry, Peart-Smith collaborates with experienced graphic novel editor Paul Buhle to provide an accessible introduction to a complex history that will attract new generations of readers of all ages. This striking graphic adaptation will rekindle crucial conversations about the centuries-long genocidal program of the US settler-colonial regime that has largely been omitted from history.

About the Author

Paul Peart-Smith is a celebrated cartoonist of over 35 years, with experience in concept art, graphic design, and animation. Having studied to be an Illustrator in Cambridge, England, he has worked on comics for2000 AD, including Slaughter Bowl from its digital-only collections. He is the illustrator and adapter of W. E. B. Du Bois Souls of Black Folk: A Graphic Interpretation. He lives in Tasmania, Australia.

Paul Buhle, retired Senior Lecturer at Brown University, is the authorized biographer of Pan African giant C.L.R. James. He has edited over a dozen nonfiction graphic novels, including Studs Terkel’s Working and A Peoples’ History of the American Empire (a graphic adaptation of Howard Zinn’s A People's History of the United States). He worked with David Lester and Marcus Rediker to produce Prophet against Slavery: Benjamin Lay, a Graphic Novel (Beacon 2021). Buhle lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz grew up in rural Oklahoma in a tenant farming family. She has been active in the international Indigenous movement for more than four decades and is known for her lifelong commitment to national and international social justice issues. Dunbar-Ortiz is the winner of the 2017 Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize and a recipient of the American Book Award (2015) for An Indigenous History of the United States. The author or editor of numerous books, including Not “A Nation of Immigrants,”she lives in San Francisco. Connect with her at or on Twitter @rdunbaro.