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Hobomok and Other Writings on Indians

By (author) Carolyn L. Karcher
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Published: 31st Aug 1986
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm
Weight: 499g
ISBN-10: 0813511631
ISBN-13: 9780813511634
Barcode No: 9780813511634
Synopsis
Hobomok, A Tale of Early Times is the provocative story of an upperclass white woman who marries an Indian chief, has a child, then leaves him--with the child--for another man. This novel, originally published in 1824, is a powerful first among antipatriarchal and antiracist novels in American literature. In addition, this collection contains seven remarkable short stories; an extract on Indian women from Child's groundbreaking History of the Condition of Women in Various Ages and Nations (1835); a selection from her best-selling volume of journalistic sketches, Letters from New-York (1843); and her eloquent Appeal for Indians (1868). This revised edition of "Hobomok" and Other Writings on Indians includes three new stories--"The Church in the Wilderness," "Willie Wharton," and "The Indians"--as well as explanatory notes and an updated bibliography.

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A courageous work of fiction . . . one of the first books by a woman to consciously attack the patriarchy. . . . A landmark.--Belles Lettres