Book Discussion on Blood and Thunder
Hampton Sides talked about his book Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, published by Doubleday. He described the violence… read more
Hampton Sides talked about his book Blood and Thunder: An Epic of the American West, published by Doubleday. He described the violence and deception used by American explorers against Indians in their conquest of Navajo country. He also talked about America’s 19th century expansion into the American Southwest and the military expeditions led by former fur trapper Kit Carson. He explained that Carson was not a self-promoter and did not enjoy his celebrity or the dime novels about his exploits. After his presentation the author responded to students' questions.
Mr. Sides addressed a group of students enrolled in a course on the American West at Columbia University. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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