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Savagism and civility : Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia

Author: Bernard W Sheehan
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Publisher description: When the English settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607 they carried with them a fully developed mythology about native Indian cultures. This mythology was built around the body of English writing about America that began to appear in the 1550s, prior to any significant contact between the English and the native groups, and was founded upon the assumption of the savagism of the Indian and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard W Sheehan
ISBN: 0521229278 9780521229272 0521297230 9780521297233
OCLC Number: 5239471
Performer(s): ISBN 0-521-29723-0 Pbk : £4.95.
Description: xi, 258 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Paradise --
Ignoble savagism --
Bestiality --
Dependence --
Conversion --
Massacre --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Bernard W. Sheehan.
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