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Published: 01 June 2007

272 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780195332919

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American Lazarus

Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Joanna Brooks

  • Winner of 2003 William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the Modern Language Association
  • Offers the most intensive study to date of eighteenth-century African-American and Native American literatures
  • Recovers new writings by pioneering African-American and Native American authors, including Black evangelist John Marrant's missionary Journal and six hymns by the father of American Indian literature, Samson Occom
  • Connects histories of race, religion, and literature in eighteenth-century America, revealing a striking connection between early Black and Indian writers