Coverart for item
The Resource A strange likeness : becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America, Nancy Shoemaker

A strange likeness : becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America, Nancy Shoemaker

Label
A strange likeness : becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America
Title
A strange likeness
Title remainder
becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Shoemaker
Title variation
Becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The relationship between American Indians and Europeans on America's frontiers is typically characterized as a series of cultural conflicts and misunderstandings based on a vast gulf of difference. Nancy Shoemaker turns this notion on its head, showing that Indians and Europeans shared common beliefs about their most fundamental realities - land as national territory, government, record-keeping, international alliances, gender, and the human body." "Before they even met, Europeans and Indians shared perceptions of a landscape marked by mountains and rivers, a physical world in which the sun rose and set every day, and a human body with its own distinctive shape. They also shared in their ability to make sense of it all and to invent new, abstract ideas based on the tangible and visible experiences of daily life. Focusing on eastern North America up through the end of the Seven Years War, Shoemaker closely reads incidents, letters, and recorded speeches from the Iroquois and Creek confederacies, the Cherokee Nation, and other Native groups alongside British and French sources, paying particular attention to the language used in cross-cultural conversation." "Paradoxically, the more American Indians and Europeans came to know each other, the more they came to see each other as different. By the end of the eighteenth century, Shoemaker argues, they abandoned an initial willingness to recognize in each other a common humanity and instead developed new ideas rooted in the conviction that, by custom and perhaps even by nature, Native Americans and Europeans were peoples fundamentally at odds. In her analysis, Shoemaker reveals the eighteenth-century roots of enduring stereotypes Indians developed about Europeans, as well as stereotypes Europeans created about Indians. This interpretation questions long-standing assumptions, revealing the strange likenesses among the inhabitants of colonial North America."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shoemaker, Nancy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Culture conflict
  • Whites
  • Europeans
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • United States
  • United States
Label
A strange likeness : becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America, Nancy Shoemaker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-203) and index
Control code
l82003047111
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 211 p.
Isbn
9780195167924
Lccn
2003047111
Other physical details
ill., ports
Label
A strange likeness : becoming red and white in eighteenth-century North America, Nancy Shoemaker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [175]-203) and index
Control code
l82003047111
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 211 p.
Isbn
9780195167924
Lccn
2003047111
Other physical details
ill., ports

Library Locations

    • Sydney Jones LibraryBorrow it
      Chatham Street, Liverpool, L7 7BD, GB
      53.403069 -2.963723
Processing Feedback ...