The Collected Writings of Samson Occom, Mohegan

Hardcover | November 23, 2006

bySamson OccomEditorJoanna BrooksForeword byRobert Warrior

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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 Presenting previously unpublished and newly recovered writings, this collection more than doubles available Native American writing from before1800.

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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 vi...

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...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 6.18 × 9.41 × 1.42 inPublished:November 23, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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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