On Our Own Ground: The Complete Writings of William Apess, a Pequot / Edition 1 available in Paperback
William Apess was the first Native American's to fully, and publicly, speak out regarding the racism and unfair treatment that he and others endured. The author's writing is eloquently delivered, instilling the reader with a realistic framework of a political, historical, and personal mindset.
About the Author
Editor Barry O'Connell is professor of English at Amherst College.
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O'Connell's introduction is exemplary in the solidity of its research and the sophistication of its readings. This volume renders a real service to students in a variety of disciplines.
In addition to rescuing Apess from obscurity, the book adds substantially to our understanding of New England Indian history in the post-colonial period.... O'Connell's introduction is a first-rate piece of work that will be widely recognized above and beyond the edited collection for a long time to come.
A milestone in the evolution of American literary and historical scholarship. By bringing Apess's voice before the public, Barry O'Connell has both broadened our understanding of the literary canon and extended our definition of Native American history.... This book should be a part of any library of American letters.