That Dream Shall Have a Name: Native Americans Rewriting America (BOK)

David L. Moore

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The founding idea of ai??Americaai?? has been based largely on the expected sweeping away of Native Americans to make room for EuroAmericans and their cultures. In this authoritative study David L. Moore examines the works of five well-known Native American writers and their efforts beginning in the colonial period to redefine an ai??Americaai?? and ai??American identityai?? that includes Native Americans.

That Dream Shall Have a Name focuses on the writing of Pequot Methodist minister William Apess in the 1830s; on Northern Paiute activist Sarah Winnemucca in the 1880s; on Salish/MA(c)tis novelist historian and activist Da'Arcy McNickle in the 1930s; and on Laguna poet and novelist Leslie Marmon SilkoA and on Spokane poet novelist humourist and filmmaker Sherman Alexie bothA in the latter twentieth and early twenty-first centuries.

Moore studies these five writersa' stories about the conflicted topics of sovereignty community identity and authenticitya"always tinged with irony and often with humour. He shows how Native Americans have tried from the beginning to shape an American narrative closer to its own ideals one that does not include the death and destruction of their peoples. This compelling work offers keen insights into the relationships between Native and American identity and politics in a way that is both accessible to newcomers and compelling to those already familiar with these fields of study.A A


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2014 Forfatter David L. Moore
Marston Book DMARSTO Orphans
ISBN 9780803211087
Antall sider 488 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 3,3cm
Vekt 658 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general