A Family Story from Early America
Author: John Demos
Nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Francis Parkman Prize. The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavoured to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband. Out of this incident, The Bancroft Prize-winning historian John Devos has constructed a gripping narrative that opens a window into North America where English, French, and Native Americans faced one another across gilfs of culture and belief, and sometimes crossed over.
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Kampf der kanadischen Indianer gegen die Einwanderer: Im Jahre 1704 herrscht in Europa Krieg zwischen Frankreich und England, der auf die Kolonien in der Neuen Welt übergreift. Die Indianer kämpfen auf der Seite der Franzosen. Mohawks überfallen eine englische Siedlung, morden und brandschatzen und entführen viele Gefangene, vor allem Kinder in die Wildnis. Eindrücklich wird der lange Marsch durch Schnee und Eis zu den Indianersiedlungen geschildert. Die Gefangenen sind hin und hergerissen: Sollen sie sich mit ihren Entführern solidarisieren oder ihnen trotzen? Die Erlebnisse der 14-jährigen Mercy dienen der Schriftstellerin als Grundlage der schauerlichen Geschichte. Diese ungeschminkte Erzählung wird geschichtsinteressierten Jugendlichen ab 14 Jahren gefallen. Ab 14 Jahren, gut, Hanspeter Kiefer.
Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
Die glänzend erzählte Lebensgeschichte der legendären ägyptischen Königin Kleopatra VII., letzter weiblicher Pharao Ägyptens, ist heute hinter Mythen, übler Nachrede und märchenhafter Schönheit verborgen. Stacy Schiff , Pulitzer-Preisträgerin, zeigt in ihrer Biografie dank intensiver Recherche und neuer Auswertung antiker Quellen nicht nur die laszive Verführerin und das intrigante Machtweib, sondern enthüllt eine außerordentlich starke Herrscherin – selbstbewusst, versiert in politischem Kalkül, diplomatisch und visionär. Detailfülle und Mut zum zugespitzten historischen Urteil, sprachliche Eleganz und provokantspritzige Porträts der mächtigen Mit- und Gegenspieler an Kleopatras Seite versetzen den Leser ins alte Reich am Nil mit seinem weltläufigen Charme und seiner machtpolitischen Unerbittlichkeit.
Native American Women Confronting Colonization
Author: John Demos
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Shows how interaction with white colonists changed the lives of Native American women.
Author: Allegra di Bonaventura
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
“Incomparably vivid . . . as enthralling a portrait of family life [in colonial New England] as we are likely to have.”—Wall Street Journal In the tradition of Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s classic, A Midwife’s Tale, comes this groundbreaking narrative by one of America’s most promising colonial historians. Joshua Hempstead was a well-respected farmer and tradesman in New London, Connecticut. As his remarkable diary—kept from 1711 until 1758—reveals, he was also a slave owner who owned Adam Jackson for over thirty years. In this engrossing narrative of family life and the slave experience in the colonial North, Allegra di Bonaventura describes the complexity of this master/slave relationship and traces the intertwining stories of two families until the eve of the Revolution. Slavery is often left out of our collective memory of New England’s history, but it was hugely impactful on the central unit of colonial life: the family. In every corner, the lines between slavery and freedom were blurred as families across the social spectrum fought to survive. In this enlightening study, a new portrait of an era emerges.
A Political, Social, and Military History
Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Category: Social Science
This encyclopedia provides a broad, in-depth, and multidisciplinary look at the causes and effects of warfare between whites and Native Americans, encompassing nearly three centuries of history. • Entries written by over 50 leading scholars in the field • 25 charts • 26 maps • A glossary of terms
Author: Andrew R. Graybill
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Describes the mixed marriage of a nineteenth century Montana fur trader and his Piegan Blackfeet bride and the prejudice experienced by their children and grandchildren who ultimately fought their blood kin at Wounded Knee.
King Philip's War and the Origins of American Identity
Author: Jill Lepore
Winner of the Bancroft Prize King Philip's War, the excruciating racial war—colonists against Indians—that erupted in New England in 1675, was, in proportion to population, the bloodiest in American history. Some even argued that the massacres and outrages on both sides were too horrific to "deserve the name of a war." The war's brutality compelled the colonists to defend themselves against accusations that they had become savages. But Jill Lepore makes clear that it was after the war—and because of it—that the boundaries between cultures, hitherto blurred, turned into rigid ones. King Philip's War became one of the most written-about wars in our history, and Lepore argues that the words strengthened and hardened feelings that, in turn, strengthened and hardened the enmity between Indians and Anglos. Telling the story of what may have been the bitterest of American conflicts, and its reverberations over the centuries, Lepore has enabled us to see how the ways in which we remember past events are as important in their effect on our history as were the events themselves. Winner of the the 1998 Ralph Waldo Emerson Award of the Phi Beta Kappa Society
Author: Daniel Vickers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Colonial America consists of twenty-three original essays by expert historians on the key issues and topics in American colonial history. Each essay surveys the scholarship and prevailing interpretations in these key areas, discussing the differing arguments and assessing their merits. Coverage includes politics, religion, migration, gender, ecology, and many others.
Women in Colonial America
Author: Carol Berkin
Publisher: Hill and Wang
Indian, European, and African women of seventeenth and eighteenth-century America were defenders of their native land, pioneers on the frontier, willing immigrants, and courageous slaves. They were also - as traditional scholarship tends to omit - as important as men in shaping American culture and history. This remarkable work is a gripping portrait that gives early-American women their proper place in history.
Reconfiguring Kinship Studies
Author: Sarah Franklin,Susan McKinnon
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
DIVA collection of essays that redefine and transform the field of kinship./div
Author: Louis P. Masur
Publisher: JHU Press
In The Challenge of American History, Louis Masur brings together a sampling of recent scholarship to determine the key issues preoccupying historians of American history and to contemplate the discipline's direction for the future. The fifteen summary essays included in this volume allow professional historians, history teachers, and students to grasp in a convenient and accessible form what historians have been writing about.
The Battle for the Heart of America
Author: Kerry A. Trask
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
A stirring retelling of the Black Hawk War that brings into dramatic focus the forces struggling for control over the American frontier Until 1822, when John Jacob Aster swallowed up the fur trade and the trading posts of the upper Mississippi were closed, the 6,000-strong Sauk Nation occupied one of North America's largest and most prosperous Indian settlements. Its spacious longhouse lodges and council-house squares, supported by hundreds of acres of planted fields, were the envy of white Americans who had already begun to encroach upon the rich Indian land that served as the center of the Sauk's spiritual world. When the inevitable conflicts between natives and white squatters turned violent, Black Hawk's Sauks were forced into exile, banished forever from the east side of the Mississippi River. Longing for what their culture had been, Black Hawk and his followers, including 700 warriors, rose up in a rage in the spring of 1832, and defiantly crossed the Mississippi from Iowa to Illinois in order to reclaim their ancestral home. Though the war lasted only three months, no other violent encounter between white America and native peoples embodies so clearly the essence of the Republic's inner conflict between its belief in freedom and human rights and its insatiable appetite for new territory. Kerry A. Trask gives new and vivid life to the heroic efforts of Black Hawk and his men, illuminating the tragic history of frontier America through the eyes of those who were cast aside in the pursuit of the new nation's manifest destiny.
A Short History
Author: Jon Butler,Grant Wacker,Randall Balmer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"Quite ambitious, tracing religion in the United States from European colonization up to the 21st century.... The writing is strong throughout."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "One can hardly do better than Religion in American Life.... A good read, especially for the uninitiated. The initiated might also read it for its felicity of narrative and the moments of illumination that fine scholars can inject even into stories we have all heard before. Read it."--Church History This new edition of Religion in American Life, written by three of the country's most eminent historians of religion, offers a superb overview that spans four centuries, illuminating the rich spiritual heritage central to nearly every event in our nation's history. Beginning with the state of religious affairs in both the Old and New Worlds on the eve of colonization and continuing through to the present, the book covers all the major American religious groups, from Protestants, Jews, and Catholics to Muslims, Hindus, Mormons, Buddhists, and New Age believers. Revised and updated, the book includes expanded treatment of religion during the Great Depression, of the religious influences on the civil rights movement, and of utopian groups in the 19th century, and it now covers the role of religion during the 2008 presidential election, observing how completely religion has entered American politics.
Indians in the Colonial Southeast
Author: Gregory A. Waselkov,Peter H. Wood,M. Thomas Hatley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Considered to be one of the all-time classic studies of southeastern Native peoples, Powhatan's Mantle proves more topical, comprehensive, and insightful than ever before in this revised edition for twenty-first century scholars and students.
Author: Bella Forrest
Eine unvergessliche Geschichte voller Spannung, Geheimnisse und Romantik - Das MAdchen, das zu denken wagte wird Fans von The Gender Game, Die Bestimmung und den Tributen von Panem (Hunger Games) begeistern ... Wie bekAmpfst du einen Feind, wenn er in deinem Kopf sitzt? Ein gigantischer, glAserner Turm erhebt sich Uber einer tOdlichen Wildnis. Sie sagen, dass das alles ist, was noch Ubrig geblieben ist. Das Uberleben des Turms bedeutet gleichzeitig auch das Uberleben der Menschheit, weshalb alle dem Turm treu ergeben dienen mUssen ... Die zwanzigjAhrige Liana Castell muss aufpassen, was sie denkt. Ihr Leben wird von einer Zahl definiert, die auf ihrem Handgelenk steht - auf einer Skala von Eins bis Zehn wird bewertet, wie nUtzlich und loyal sie dem Turm ist. Ein GerAt in ihrem SchAdel Uberwacht diese Skala. Ein GerAt, das verbotene Gedanken meldet. Liana ist derzeit eine Vier und steht damit auf dem niedrigstmOglichen akzeptablen Rang, obwohl ihre Eltern beide eine perfekte Zehn haben. Doch Liana hat Schwierigkeiten, ihren Rang zu erhOhen. Rebellische Ideen schleichen sich zu leicht in ihren Kopf und ein gewisser Groll scheint in ihrer Natur zu liegen. Sie befindet sich in der Ausbildung zur Ritterin, aber ihre Zukunft wird finster aussehen, wenn sie ihren Rang nicht steigern kann ... Dreier werden medikamentOs behandelt. Zweier werden isoliert. Einser verschwinden. Als Lianas schlimmster Albtraum Wirklichkeit wird und sie auf eine Drei herabgestuft wird, treibt die Verzweiflung sie auf einen Weg, den nur wenige zu betreten wagen. Eine zufAllige Begegnung mit einem grospurigen jungen Mann, dessen erschreckend abtrUnnige Haltung ihm unmOglich diese perfekte Zehn auf seinem Handgelenk eingebracht haben kann, setzt Liana darauf an, sich selbst zu retten - auch auf die Gefahr hin, dadurch noch weiter herabgestuft zu werden. Den jungen Mann zu verfolgen, schien eine leichte Aufgabe gewesen zu sein, aber nachdem die Ereignisse eine unerwartete Wendung nehmen, gleitet Liana in ungeahnte, finstere Tiefen des Turms ab ... und stOt auf Geheimnisse, die dort seit Jahrzehnten begraben liegen. In einer Gesellschaft, in der das freie Denken einen zum Kriminellen machen kann, wagt ein MAdchen es, es trotzdem zu versuchen ... *Uber 400 weltweite 5-Sterne-Rezensionen der Serie* Jetzt kaufen
Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic
Author: Heather Miyano Kopelson
Publisher: NYU Press
In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe and maintain boundaries between insider and outsider. In this path-breaking study, Heather Miyano Kopelson peels back the layers of conflicting definitions of bodies and competing practices of faith in the puritan Atlantic, demonstrating how the categories of “white,” “black,” and “Indian” developed alongside religious boundaries between “Christian” and “heathen” and between “Catholic” and “Protestant.” Faithful Bodies focuses on three communities of Protestant dissent in the Atlantic World: Bermuda, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In this “puritan Atlantic,” religion determined insider and outsider status: at times Africans and Natives could belong as long as they embraced the Protestant faith, while Irish Catholics and English Quakers remained suspect. Colonists’ interactions with indigenous peoples of the Americas and with West Central Africans shaped their understandings of human difference and its acceptable boundaries. Prayer, religious instruction, sexual behavior, and other public and private acts became markers of whether or not blacks and Indians were sinning Christians or godless heathens. As slavery became law, transgressing people of color counted less and less as sinners in English puritans’ eyes, even as some of them made Christianity an integral part of their communities. As Kopelson shows, this transformation proceeded unevenly but inexorably during the long seventeenth century.
Race and the Mormon Struggle for Whiteness
Author: W. Paul Reeve
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Mormonism is one of the few homegrown religions in the United States, one that emerged out of the religious fervor of the early nineteenth century. Yet, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have struggled for status and recognition. In this book, W. Paul Reeve explores the ways in which nineteenth century Protestant white America made outsiders out of an inside religious group. Much of what has been written on Mormon otherness centers upon economic, cultural, doctrinal, marital, and political differences that set Mormons apart from mainstream America. Reeve instead looks at how Protestants racialized Mormons, using physical differences in order to define Mormons as non-White to help justify their expulsion from Ohio, Missouri, and Illinois. He analyzes and contextualizes the rhetoric on Mormons as a race with period discussions of the Native American, African American, Oriental, Turk/Islam, and European immigrant races. He also examines how Mormon male, female, and child bodies were characterized in these racialized debates. For instance, while Mormons argued that polygamy was ordained by God, and so created angelic, celestial, and elevated offspring, their opponents suggested that the children were degenerate and deformed. The Protestant white majority was convinced that Mormonism represented a racial-not merely religious-departure from the mainstream and spent considerable effort attempting to deny Mormon whiteness. Being white brought access to political, social, and economic power, all aspects of citizenship in which outsiders sought to limit or prevent Mormon participation. At least a part of those efforts came through persistent attacks on the collective Mormon body, ways in which outsiders suggested that Mormons were physically different, racially more similar to marginalized groups than they were white. Medical doctors went so far as to suggest that Mormon polygamy was spawning a new race. Mormons responded with aspirations toward whiteness. It was a back and forth struggle between what outsiders imagined and what Mormons believed. Mormons ultimately emerged triumphant, but not unscathed. Mormon leaders moved away from universalistic ideals toward segregated priesthood and temples, policies firmly in place by the early twentieth century. So successful were Mormons at claiming whiteness for themselves that by the time Mormon Mitt Romney sought the White House in 2012, he was labeled "the whitest white man to run for office in recent memory." Ending with reflections on ongoing views of the Mormon body, this groundbreaking book brings together literatures on religion, whiteness studies, and nineteenth century racial history with the history of politics and migration.
Catherine Tekakwitha and the Jesuits
Author: Allan Greer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The daughter of a Algonquin mother and an Iroquois father, Catherine/Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680) has become known over the centuries as a Catholic convert so holy that, almost immediately upon her death, she became the object of a cult. Today she is revered as a patron saint by Native Americans and the patroness of ecology and the environment by Catholics more generally, the first Native North American proposed for sainthood. Tekakwitha was born at a time of cataclysmic change, as Native Americans of the northeast experienced the effects of European contact and colonization. A convert to Catholicism in the 1670s, she embarked on a physically and mentally grueling program of self-denial, aiming to capture the spiritual power of the newcomers from across the sea. Her story intersects with that of Claude Chaucheti?re, a French Jesuit of mystical tendencies who came to America hoping to rescue savages from sin and paganism. But it was Claude himself who needed help to face down his own despair. He became convinced that Tekakwitha was a genuine saint and that conviction gave meaning to his life. Though she lived until just 24, Tekakwitha's severe penances and vivid visions were so pronounced that Chaucheti?re wrote an elegiac hagiography shortly after her death. With this richly crafted study, Allan Greer has written a dual biography of Tekakwitha and Chaucheti?re, unpacking their cultures in Native America and in France. He examines the missionary and conversion activities of the Jesuits in Canada, and explains the Indian religious practices that interweave with converts' Catholic practices. He also relates how Tekakwitha's legend spread through the hagiographies and to areas of the United States, Canada, Europe, and Mexico in the centuries since her death. The book also explores issues of body and soul, illness and healing, sexuality and celibacy, as revealed in the lives of a man and a woman, from profoundly different worlds, who met centuries ago in the remote Mohawk village of Kahnawake.