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Unscripted America : indigenous languages and the origins of a literary nation / Sarah Rivett.

Author/Creator:
Rivett, Sarah, author.
Publication:
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Series:
Oxford studies in American literary history.
Oxford studies in American literary history
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xi, 384 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
Subjects:
Native language -- History.
Languages in contact -- North America -- History.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- History -- 17th century.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- History -- 18th century.
Indians of North America -- Languages -- Influence on English.
Language and education -- North America -- History.
Language and culture -- North America -- History.
Summary:
'Unscripted America' reconstructs an archive of indigenous language texts in order to present a new and wholly unique account of their impact on philosophy and US literary culture.
Contents:
The "savage sounds" of Christian translation: missionaries confront the limits of universalism in early America
Learning to write Algonquian letters: the indigenous place of language philosophy in the seventeenth-century Atlantic world
Indigenous cosmologies of the early eighteenth-century Atlantic world
Imperial millennialism and the battle for American Indian souls
The nature of Indian words in the rise of Anglo-American nativism
Franco-Catholic communication and Indian alliance in the Seven Years War
Unruly empiricisms and linguistic sovereignty in Thomas Jefferson's Indian vocabulary project
Indigenous metaphors and the philosophy of history in Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales
Coda: remembered forms of a literary nation.
Notes:
Previously issued in print: 2017.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on October 16, 2017).
Other format:
Print version :
ISBN:
0-19-049259-7
0-19-049256-2
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