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Unreflected Absences: Native Americans

Donald W. Shriver, Jr.

in Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195151534
eISBN:
9780199785056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151534.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

So many “Indians” died in the onslaughts of European colonization, so many were diverted to reservations, and so little attention is paid Indian history in public schools that Americans generally are ... More


Sojourner

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although Brainerd had committed to working among the Indians in late 1742, he struggled for the next eighteen months with the consequences of this decision. This chapter describes Brainerd's work ... More


Philologies of Race: Ethnological Linguistics and Novelistic Representation

Robert Lawrence Gunn

in Ethnology and Empire: Languages, Literature, and the Making of the North American Borderlands

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479842582
eISBN:
9781479812516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479842582.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Grounded in close readings of Cooper’s The Pioneers and The Last of the Mohicans, chapter 1 explores the role of comparative grammar on U.S. debates concerning Native American origins, race, and ... More


New Ideas of Race: The Last of the Mohicans

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans (1826), is an important expression of the myth of the last of the race not merely for its popularity or influence, but because it was the first novel ... More


Mann and His Movies1

Jonathan Romney

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the films made by Michael Mann, one of the hardcore hustlers of American film and television and Hollywood's foremost urbanist. Mann's heroes are single-minded, to say the ... More


Chapter Two: Cooper's Death Song

Geoffrey Sanborn

in Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751693
eISBN:
9780199894819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751693.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, World Literature

Chapter Two argues that Cooper drew heavily on descriptions of Te Ara in his characterization of Magua, the so-called villain of The Last of the Mohicans. According to the chapter, if one reads ... More


The Political Bodies of Benjamin Franklin and Hendrick Aupaumut

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 2 demonstrates how the narratives of Benjamin Franklin and Hendrick Aupaumut coupled natural-historical thinking with more explicitly political thinking related to the notion of transformable ... More


Mann Among Men1

Michael Sragow

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the themes and working methods of Michael Mann. Talking to Mann is as surprising as it is stimulating. Mann catches his actors up in his enthrallment with his material, whether ... More


The Study of Mann1

F.X. Feeney

in Michael Mann Cinema And Television: Interviews, 1980-2012

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748693542
eISBN:
9781474406451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693542.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter presents an interview with Michael Mann, whose films have been populated with thieves, assassins, mad men, whistleblowers, and gamblers. For more than three decades, Mann has examined ... More


Hawk-eye

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the weak sales of James Fenimore Cooper's novel Lionel Lincoln. It suggests that part of what had gone awry over the eighteen months between the conception of the book and its ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Rayner

in The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter provides a background of Michael Mann's success in film and television to reflect on the influences which have engendered his unique standing in both media. Rather than ... More


Endangering the Domestic: Manhunter, The Last of the Mohicans, The Insider

Jonathan Rayner

in The Cinema of Michael Mann: Vice and Vindication

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167291
eISBN:
9780231850490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167291.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores domesticity and ambiguous relationships in Michael Mann's Manhunter (1986), The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and The Insider (1998). In Manhunter, Will Graham's physical and ... More


Lasting: Texts Purify the Landscape of Indians by Denying Them a Place in Modernity

Jean M. O’Brien

in Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665778
eISBN:
9781452946672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665778.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter initially discusses the temporalities of race implied by Thomas Gray’s poem “Change,” which places Indians in an ancient temporality where they are victims of change, making them seem ... More


The Nature of Indian Words in the Rise of Anglo-American Nativism

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/9780190492564.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter examines the fate of missionary linguistics during the Great Awakening through Protestant missionaries to the Mohican and Mohawk. Jonathan Edwards, David Brainerd, John Sergeant, Samuel ... More


The American Bestseller

Leonard Cassuto

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American bestsellers published in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with particular emphasis on the distinction between “bestselling novels” and novels that ... More


James Fenimore Cooper: Beyond Leather-Stocking

Wayne Franklin

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter examines the works of James Fenimore Cooper, one of the leading novelists of antebellum America. In particular, it discusses Cooper’s “The Leather-Stocking Tales,” a series that contains ... More


The Last of the Mohicans: Race to Citizenship

Leland S. Person

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter offers a reading of James Fenimore Cooper’s 1826 novel The Last of the Mohicans. It first examines the novel’s historical influences before discussing its exploration of the character ... More


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