In the book Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre, author Heather Cox Richardson explores the tragedy of the massacre at Wounded Knee. Besides the incident itself where some 300 members of the Sioux nation were murdered by American military troops, Richardson examines the political power behind the decision to use military force to force westward expansion of white Americans. She argues that it is the actions of these men who worked behind desks and closed doors who are responsible for what happened at Wounded Knee.
The author of the book is a history professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Besides the book Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre, she has written about other aspects of American history. Her works include West from Appomattox, The Greatest Nation of the Earth, and The Death of Reconstruction. From these...
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