The newest addition to the University of North Carolina Press Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era book series is Citizens of a Stolen Land: A Ho-Chunk History of the Nineteenth-Century United States by Stephen Kantrowitz.
The book is a concise history of Ho-Chunk sovereignty and citizenship in the Civil War era. UNC Press writes that it “[offers] a bracing new perspective on citizenship’s perils and promises, the way the broader nineteenth-century conflict between ‘free soil’ and slaveholding expansion shaped Indigenous life, and the continuing impact of Native people’s struggles and claims on U.S. politics and society.”
Citizens of a Stolen Land joins the series of books based on public lectures by distinguished scholars, delivered over a three-day period each fall, as well as edited volumes developed from public symposia. The Richards Civil War Era Center was established in 1998 and originally supported a single lecture by a distinguished visitor. The Broses added to the endowment in 2001, allowing a distinguished scholar to deliver three lectures. The Broses’ generosity also enabled the Richards Center to enter an agreement with the University of North Carolina Press, which publishes the lectures as part of a series of scholarly monographs with the Richard Center Director serving as series editor.