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Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England

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W. Deloss love's biography of Samson Occom is a work of in time. Long out of print, this classic account reveals one of the most unusual actors to step on stage in the eighteenth-century American colonies. Mohegan yet Christian, a native speaker of Mohegan and fluent in English-and literate in Greek, Latin, and French-Occom strode across the cultures of his time and place.

Occom was a man passionate about his advocacy for Native Americans in education and religious training. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he was a spiritual and educational broker among cultures immersed in an era of tumultuous change. As a businessman, he secured the funding necessary for the creation of Dartmouth College. He proved to be a dominant and influential presence in the eighteenth-century world of the Great Awakening of the 1740s, the War of Independence, and the emergence of the Young Republic.

Drawing on primary source material-manuscript collections, Occom's diaries and letters-Love brings a vast historical knowledge and a degree of critical evidence unmatched by any recent modern work on Occom.

ISBN-13: 9780815604365

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Publication Date: 08-30-1999

Pages: 379

Product Dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Series: Iroquois and Their Neighbors Series

W. DeLoss Love was a Congregational minister, a history scholar, and businessman. He was educated at Hamilton College and Andover seminary.