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I am looking for reading recommendations on two topics, one is the Boxer Uprising or Rebellion and the other is pre 19th century Native American history.
Since I am ignorant on both topics, I am looking at a quick introductory text that would allow me to survey the landscape, but if comprehensive books or even textbooks are available, then I would like to hear about them.
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Type: Boxer Rebellion. Diana Preston
American Indian History.
There are one book title for each group that garnered the most readership.
1. The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story on Foreigners in China by Diana Preston
2. Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
Re: Boxer Rebellion
A friend, who's judgement on this I'm willing to take (I haven't read the book personally), recently recommended to me: History in Three Keys: The Boxers as Event, Experience, and Myth by Paul A. Cohen. Good luck.
Thank you. I'll definitely get Brown's book but I'm still deciding on the other one.
So this is very late, but...
On the Boxer Rebellion:
The Origins of the Boxer Uprising by Joseph W. Esherick
History in three keys: the boxers as event, experience, and myth by P. Cohen
The literature on Native Americans is oceanic. For Native/European interactions I like the work of Colin G. Calloway for a good academic introduction. I believe the standard reference text is the multi-volume Handbook of North American Indians. If you can find it in a library and want an into to a particular region or Indian Nation I would start there.
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