"[T]he strength of Formations of United States Colonialism is in the scope it offers for the reader to make their own connections. As such, the ideas it presents should prove fertile ground for further study." — Nick Cleaver, Journal of American Studies
"However you read this book, by dipping in to chapters or by reading the whole thing, you will emerge with a deeper understanding of the different facets of the United States’ interactions with indigenous peoples within the United States and outside its national borders. ... This book allows readers to take a step towards acknowledging the intricacies of America’s colonial past, and towards understanding the wider implications of U.S. colonialism, both historically and now." — Sophie Cooper, U.S. Studies Online
"The volume is a significant resource for U.S. historians and other scholars of American studies who seek to grapple with the place of indigenous people in the development of the United States." — Malinda Maynor Lowery, Journal of American History
"[T]he volume... bring[s] together the often-separated histories of US domestic and overseas imperialism/colonialism usefully, and, in places, the parallels raised between seemingly unconnected chapters are truly satisfying." — Adam Burns, History
"The volume features an impressive set of rigorous essays on the coloniality of the United States, itself a 'volatile assemblage' of discourses, practices, events, actors and institutions.... I highly recommend the book for both the insightful depth with which it explores the practices of settler colonialism and the range of topics, cases and time periods the contributors examine so well." — Kevin Bruyneel, Journal of Colonialism & Colonial History
"This volume makes several key contributions to the study of empire and colonialism, especially in regard to Indigeneity and U.S. exceptionalism.... This important collection is recommended for undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in Native American and Indigenous studies, American studies, critical ethnic studies, and postcolonial studies. It is required reading for scholars studying and/or teaching U.S. empire. Overall, this book should be widely read and discussed." — Juliana Hu Pegues, Native American and Indigenous Studies
"Formations of United States Colonialism is an ambitious, theoretically innovative collection that builds from and poses generative interventions across fields that include indigenous studies, history, postcolonial theory, critical geography, anthropology, and political science.... In this collection, the themes of storied land, mapping, and cartography, the politics of recognition, and conflicting regimes of racialization, among many others, emerge as signposts for vital and necessary work that connects various formations of United States colonialism and imperialism. While many scholars and activists have understood the continental conquest of North America and United States’ empire-building as discrete projects, this anthology makes a significant intervention in multiple fields and inspires new coalitional possibilities." — Savannah J. Kilner, American Indian Culture and Research Journal
"Formations of United States Colonialism is an excellent collection of state-of-the-art essays that critically examine US colonial discourse and grapple with the complexities of cultural decolonization.... Formations of United States Colonialism deserves attention for its historically grounded insights into the complex and dynamics relationship among power, identity, and knowledge. Within its pages, one cannot yet see the outlines of a decolonized world, but one can sense which direction to take to reach it." — Christopher Powell, Canadian Journal of Native Studies
"With their emphasis of indigenous agency and resistance, the articles challenge existing narratives of US colonialism and provide a productive and inspiring starting point for future research.... Goldstein’s collection succeeds in connecting one of the most productive theoretical approaches of recent years to indigenous agency and resistance" — Julio Decker, H-Soz-u-Kult, H-Net Reviews
"This book allows readers to take a step towards acknowledging the intricacies of America’s colonial past, and towards understanding the wider implications of U.S. colonialism, both historically and now." — Sophie Cooper, U.S. Studies Online
"This indispensable anthology makes a significant intervention in multiple fields by bridging what has often been seen as two separate processes, the consolidation of U.S. control over the continent and the rise of formal overseas interests at the end of the nineteenth century. The collected essays offer rich and substantive directions for future investigations to scholars interested in what American Indian and Indigenous studies bring to American Studies and U.S. imperial studies."
— Jodi A. Byrd, author of The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism
"I can't think of an anthology published since Amy Kaplan and Donald Pease's Cultures of United States Imperialism (1994) that so directly engages the question of colonialism and empire in American Studies. What makes Formations of United States Colonialism so distinctive is its deep grounding in Native American Studies as the basis for a radical rethinking of the comparative study of U.S. empire, both on the North American continent and overseas."
— Chandan Reddy, author of Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State