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Published: 17 November 2017

400 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190492564

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Unscripted America

Indigenous Languages and the Origins of a Literary Nation

Sarah Rivett

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Offers wealth of new archival sources of American Indian language texts
  • Provides new account of the impact of Euro-indigenous language encounters on philosophy, religion, and literature
  • Demonstrates centrality of the occluded figure of the Indian in American literary history
  • Argues that the knowledge exchanged between Europeans and indigenous populations transformed understandings of language