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Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

Sarah Rivett

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190492564
eISBN:
9780190492595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

From their earliest encounters in the Americas, Europeans struggled to make sense of the words spoken by the numerous indigenous tribes that surrounded them. Unscripted America recounts a colonial ... More


Learning to Write Algonquian Letters: The Indigenous Place of Language Philosophy in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World

Sarah Rivett

in Unscripted America: Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190492564
eISBN:
9780190492595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492564.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Atlantic networks of Protestant and Jesuit letters fueled missionary linguistic activity in North America in the 1660s and 1670s, which influenced early modern debates about the representational ... More


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