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Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Betty Booth Donohue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, written partly in the Cherokee syllabary by a Cherokee critic, argues that William Bradford's Of Plimoth Plantation shows evidence of American Indian poetics. It is a revisioning of the ... More


Colonialism, Christianity, and Cherokee Identity

Gregory D. Smithers

in The Cherokee Diaspora: An Indigenous History of Migration, Resettlement, and Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300169607
eISBN:
9780300216585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169607.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the impact of Christianity and colonialism on the Cherokees’ established modes of life. At the opening of the nineteenth century, the Cherokee struggled to rebuild their ... More


The Text of the World

Stephanie Ann Frampton

in Empire of Letters: Writing in Roman Literature and Thought from Lucretius to Ovid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915407
eISBN:
9780190915438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915407.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

It has long been recognized that one of the governing images of Lucretius’s great natural-philosophical poem De rerum natura is the analogy between letters and atoms, both elementa (“elements”) in ... More


Writing Systems

Rebecca Treiman and Brett Kessler

in How Children Learn to Write Words

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199907977
eISBN:
9780190228422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199907977.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the types of writing systems that people have developed and the general principles behind how they work. It distinguishes between semasiography, which represents ideas ... More


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