Summary The Color Of The Land By David A Chang

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The Color of the Land: Book Review
The Color of the Land, written by David A. Chang, is an informative monograph about the nation, ethnicity, and politics of landownership. The book emphasizes the evolution of the Indians, African Americans, and the White people of Oklahoma. Chang organizes the book into three parts that collaborate very well to expose the hardships and tribulations of the people, their roles, relationships, leadership and ownership of land, racial nationalism, and removal.
In part one of the book, Chang informs the reader about the communal land and farming of the Creek Indians, and the way in which the Creeks battled to maintain the possession of their land. It also, includes the transforming practices and roles of the people prior to the privatization of landownership. Chang includes the evolving use of land, the increased use of slaves, and the lack of compromise concerning power and property. In part two, Chang investigates white supremacy and the forced allotment onto the indigenous people. The author informs the reader about the politics behind the allotment that eventually caused racial issues among the people. This part of the book emphasizes the significant connection between land and identity during this time for White
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Chang, I hoped to learn about the adversity and evolution of the people in this time period. I envisioned the book to be very informative about the various variables that created a divide between the Indian, African American, and White people and how these issues escalated. However, Chang’s work went far beyond that. His research and analysis of the information exceeded my expectations. Also, Chang’s delivery and writing style was a bit surprising to me. He wrote, The Color of the Land, in a way that created accessibility for a multitude of readers. His way of writing made this an easy read and created an embellishment of emotion, facts, and complete

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