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Philosophy and Allotment : John Locke's influence on Henry L. Dawes

Authors: Bergeron, David

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  • The first and only book to go deeper than liberalism and the theory of property to understand John Locke’s influence on Native policies in late nineteenth-century America
  • The first profound philosophical attempt to better understand the basis of Henry L. Dawes’ representation and agenda for Native tribes 
  • Lucidly explains the foundations of the allotment policy, which were not only pragmatic, but, from Henry L. Dawes’ standpoint, also philosophical
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This book provides a new perspective for examining the Native policies of the late nineteenth century. It centers on the figure of Henry Laurens Dawes, and more specifically, on the conceptual roots of his views on allotment, education and assimilation. These roots are grounded in John Locke’s epistemology and pedagogy. Through a philosophical analysis of Dawes’ ideas and policies, the book provides a new approach to arrive at a better understanding of an important historical process. In this regard, an often-overlooked link between philosophy and history is clarified, helping philosophers, historians and other scholars in their quest for knowledge. This book clarifies the impact of philosophical ideas on historical conceptions, and by studying Dawes, also addresses the reflection behind a major historical process. Political and social philosophers, as well as historians of ideas and of Native policies, will greatly benefit from this concise book. 

About the authors

David Bergeron obtained his Ph. D. in philosophy from Sherbrooke University in 2015. He specializes in social and political philosophy applied to historical contexts and reflection. The reflection of the political and legal elites (U.S. and Canada) on the Natives was the subject of his doctoral thesis. Generally, his work is based conceptually on John Locke’s philosophy, with a special emphasis on its influence in U.S. history. On that theme, he has already published articles on Thomas Jefferson and John Marshall. He is right now finishing a 500-page volume, in French, on Thomas Jefferson’s thinking, and has already published three research books and two philosophical essays. David Hume’s political philosophy is also a subject of interest.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and Allotment : John Locke's influence on Henry L. Dawes
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-38174-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-38174-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-38173-8
Series ISSN
2211-4564
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 44
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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