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Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Other Slavery

New Book Delves Into History of Native Enslavement Dina Gilio-Whitaker

A newly released book is helping reshape a subject little known to most U.S. citizens—the hidden history of Indian slavery. The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America by Andrés Reséndez (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016) is possibly the most exhaustive read on the subject to date; certainly, at least, in being geared toward the average reader. The book’s 431 pages include not just a readable and engaging narrative, but detailed appendices as well. Indian Country Today Media Network spoke with Reséndez, a history professor at the University of California Davis, about his third book.