A Strange Likeness : Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America
When American Indians and Europeans met on the frontiers of eighteenth-century eastern North America, they had many shared ideas about human nature, political life, and social relations. But instead of finding fellowship in their common humanity, both Indians and Europeans emphasized their difference, increasingly so as the eighteenth century progressed. By the century's end, they had come to see themselves as people so different in their customs and natures that they appeared to be each other's opposite.
- Hardback | 222 pages
- 164 x 236 x 24mm | 480.81g
- 01 May 2004
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
Vigorous and engaging volume John Corbett, Translation and Literature In his impressive elucidation of the Old English verse features which Pound carries through to his 'Saxonist prosody', Jones makes a hefty, lasting contribution to our enjoyment of parts of Pound's sharply sensory, taut and restrained free verse... [Jones's book] is erudite and deeply informed, drawing on years of research and reflection... intellectually convincing, while most valuable, perhaps, for its astute and responsive treatment of particular poems. Strange Likeness has stimulated my own search for finds: among the four major poets Jones looks at closely, in the books of those he glances at in passing, and among those younger generations to whom Pound, Auden, Morgan and Heaney hand on both models to follow and spurs to creativity. Anthony Moore, Essays in Criticism One of the book's strengths is its attentiuon to many Indian peoples, especially those in the American South, who usually attract less notice ... very readable ... a worthwhile book. Philip Ranlet, History Journal
About Nancy Shoemaker
Nancy Shoemaker is Associate Professor of History at the University of Connecticut- Storrs. She is the author of American Indian Population Recovery in the Twentieth Century and editor of Negotiators of Change: Historical Perspectives on Native American Women, Clearing a Path: Theorizing the Past in Native American Studies, and American Indians.