The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan by Samson OccomThe Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan by Samson Occom

The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan

bySamson OccomEditorJoanna BrooksForeword byRobert Warrior

Hardcover | November 23, 2006

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This volume brings together for the first time the known writings of the pioneering Native American religious and political leader, intellectual, and author, Samson Occom (Mohegan; 1723-1792). The largest surviving archive of American Indian writing before Charles Eastman (Santee Sioux;1858-1939), Occom's writings offer unparalleled views into a Native American intellectual and cultural universe in the era of colonialization and the early United States. His letters, sermons, journals, prose, petitions, and hymns--many of them never before published--document the emergence ofpantribal political consciousness among the Native peoples of New England as well as Native efforts to adapt Christianity as a tool of decolonialization. Presenting previously unpublished and newly recovered writings, this collection more than doubles available Native American writing from before1800.
Joanna Brooks is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African-American and Native-American Literatures (Oxford, 2003), winner of the 2003 Modern Language Association William Sanders Scarborough Prize for best book in African-American literature...
Title:The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, MoheganFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 1.42 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195170830

ISBN - 13:9780195170832

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"Brooks's excellent collection is an indispensable addition to all New England, Colonial history, and Native American collections. Essential."--R. Berleant-Schiller, CHOICE