Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners and edges. Inscribed by author and signed by previous owner.
In the creation of any new society, there are winners and losers. So it was with Australia as it grew from a colonial outpost to an affluent society.
Richard Broome tells the history of Australia from the standpoint of the original Australians: those who lost most in the early colonial struggle for power.
Surveying over two centuries of Aboriginal-European encounters, he shows how white settlers steadily supplanted the original inhabitants, from the shining coasts to inland deserts, by sheer force of numbers, disease, technology and violence.
He also tells the story of Aboriginal survival through resistance and accommodation, and traces the continuing Aboriginal struggle to move from the margins of a settler society to a more central place in modern Australia. (back cover)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers, please note that this book may contain descriptions and/or images of people who have passed away.