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Benjamin Madley is an historian of Native America, the United States, and colonialism in world history. Educated at Yale and Oxford, he is Associate Professor of History and a member of the American Indian Studies Program at UCLA. He has authored or co-authored twenty journal articles and book chapters. His essays have appeared in journals ranging from The American Historical Review, California History, European History Quarterly, and the Journal of British Studies to the Journal of Genocide Research, Pacific Historical Review, and The Western Historical Quarterly. Yale University Press published his first book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873. This book received many awards including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History and the Raphael Lemkin Book Award from the Institute for the Study of Genocide. In 2018, he received the California Commendation Medal from the Military Department of the State of California. According to former California Governor Jerry Brown, “Madley corrects the record with his gripping story of what really happened: the actual genocide of a vibrant civilization, thousands of years in the making.”

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