Claudio Saunt is the author of the award-winning Unworthy Republic: The Dispossession of Native Americans and the Road to Indian Territory. The winner of the Bancroft Prize, the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, and the Ridenhour Book Prize, it was a finalist for the National Book Award and shortlisted for the Cundill History Prize. It was published by W. W. Norton
His previous book, West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776, also was published by Norton. The book invites readers to extend their bounds and discover the continent beyond the British colonies, by looking at nine American places, stretching from the Aleutian Islands to San Diego, and from the Florida Gulf Coast to the Saskatchewan River in 1776.
Claudio is the Richard B. Russell Professor in American History and the associate director of the Institute of Native American Studies at the University of Georgia. He has appeared on the PBS series “African American Lives,” and has been featured in radio and TV documentaries on NPR and PBS.
He is a co-founder of eHistory.org, which is dedicated to building web-based projects that integrate social networking with the study of history. A native of San Francisco, he has long been interested in exploring the early history of all parts of the continent and all the peoples living there, and his scholarship has been widely recognized for its innovative approach to the early American past.