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A New Continent of Liberty : Eunomia in Native American Literature from Occom to Erdrich, Hardback Book

A New Continent of Liberty : Eunomia in Native American Literature from Occom to Erdrich Hardback

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The first book to chart autonomy's conceptual growth in Native American literature from the late eighteenth to the early twenty-first century, A New Continent of Liberty examines, against the backdrop of Euro-American literature, how Native American authors have sought to reclaim and redefine distinctive versions of an ideal of self-rule grounded in the natural world.

Beginning with the writings of Samson Occom, and extending through a range of fiction and nonfiction works by William Apess, Sarah Winnemucca, Zitkala-Sa, N.

Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, and Louise Erdrich, Geoff Hamilton sketches a movement of gradual but resolute ascent: from often desperate early efforts, pitted against the historical realities of genocide and cultural annihilation, to preserve any sense of self and community, toward expressions of a resurgent autonomy that affirm new, iIndigenous models of eunomia, a fertile blending of human and natural orders.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9780813942445

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