Author: Nicholas Barron

The One-Two Punch

Nicholas Barron , November 19th, 2020


One hundred and nine years ago, The New York Times ran a full-page overview of Franz Boas’s recently published book, The Mind of Primitive Man. [1] The headline…


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‘Savages, Romans, and Despots’ by Robert Launay

Nicholas Barron , March 31st, 2020


Robert Launay. Savages, Romans, and Despots: Thinking about Others from Montaigne to Herder. 272 pp., notes, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. $32.50 (paper), $97.50 (cloth),…


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‘From New Peoples to New Nations’ by Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk

Nicholas Barron , June 28th, 2018


Gerhard J. Ens and Joe Sawchuk. From New Peoples to New Nations: Aspects of Métis History and Identity from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Centuries. 704 pp., 14…


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‘A Passion for the True and Just’ by Alice Beck Kehoe

Nicholas Barron , March 30th, 2018


Alice Beck Kehoe. A Passion for the True and Just: Felix and Lucy Kramer Cohen and the Indian New Deal. 256pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Tucson: University of…


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‘Mohawk Interruptus’ by Audra Simpson

Nicholas Barron , January 26th, 2017


Audra Simpson. Mohawk Interruptus: Political Life across the Borders of Settler States. 280pp., 4 illus., app., notes, refs., index. Durham: Duke University Press, 2014. $89.95 (cloth), $24.95 (paper…


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