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Miller Discovering Indigenous Lands: The Doctrine of Discovery in the English Colonies

Robert J. Miller, professor of law, coauthors a text that explains and compares how England used the international legal principle known today as the Doctrine of Discovery to colonize North America, New Zealand, and Australia. The book provides insight into how the doctrine was—and continues to be—used to justify sovereign and property claims over indigenous lands and peoples.

Oxford University Press, 2010. 350 pages.