White Mother to a Dark Race: Settler Colonialism, Maternalism, and the Removal of Indigenous Children in the American West and Australia, 1880-1940
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I think this book is definitely a must-read for any Native Studies historians, or any history student esp. in the Midwest and Western U.S. and in Australia.
Jacobs covers very well the topics of indigenous child removal, including the affects it had on children and families and the consequences of removal policies. She also clearly explains every facet of white maternalism which offers invaluable contextual information. Neither praising nor vilifying those involved in child removal, Jacobs' writing style allows readers to formulate their own views and responses to child removal policies.
Dr. Jacobs mentions many case studies she performed and her time spent researching is very well reflected in this book.
The book ends with a very powerful epilogue and afterword.