May 21st, 2011
My book, Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Thomas Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and Manifest Destiny, has been used in over 20 colleges in the past few years.
Professor Robert Perez of University of California Riverside has used the book several times in undergraduate and graduate courses.
He recently emailed me his impressions of my book and those of his students.
He wrote me: “I really think that Native America Discovered and Conquered is one of the most important books written in the last couple of decades and I’ve rarely seen a book have such a profound and immediate impact on students.”
He is currently using my book in a graduate seminar on research methodologies. His graduate students are concentrating on a variety of subjects including American Indians, Native Hawaiians, Central America, Mexican Americans, and African Americans.
Professor Perez wrote: “all of them felt that the book was very important and something that they will incorporate into their dissertations in various ways. . . . they had nothing but praise for the book and they echo my sentiments that it is one of the most valuable and important books that they’ve ever read. They wanted me to convey their appreciation to you and to let you know how influential your work is across disciplines.”