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MAHWAH, N.J. – On Tuesday, September 22 at 2 p.m., Jeffrey Ostler, Ph.D., will discuss his recent book, Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas (Yale University Press). Ostler, the Beekman Professor of Northwest and Pacific History at the University of Oregon, will be in conversation with Ramapo Professor Sarah Koenig, who teaches Native American history, and whose book, Providence and the Invention of American History, will be published by Yale University Press in Spring 2021.

The program will take place under the auspices of The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and will be delivered remotely via WebEx. Gross Center Director Michael A. Riff will serve as moderator for the event. All wishing to participate may register at:

The first of two volumes on the consequences of U.S. settler colonial expansion, Surviving Genocide is based on a body of interdisciplinary scholarship that increasingly views the settlement of the early United States against the backdrop of the “elimination,” if not willful destruction, of its native peoples. In addition to outlining the political and legal history behind this expansion and its genocidal consequences, Ostler gives voice to the Native American leaders forced to deal with the survival of their people.

A specialist in the history of the American West with a particular focus on American Indian history, Ostler also is the author of Prairie Populism: The Fate of Agrarian Radicalism in Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa, 1880-1892, The Plains Sioux and U.S. Colonialism from Lewis and Clark to Wounded Knee, and The Lakotas and The Black Hills.

For information, please contact or call 201-684-7409.


Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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