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The human tradition in colonial America
Steele, Ian K. (Ian Kenneth), 1937-
Publication Information:
Wilmington, Del. : SR Books/Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1999.
Physical Description:
xvii, 323 pages ; 24 cm.

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Central Library E187.5 .H88 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This text is a study of 16 individuals who lived during the colonial period of American history. These mini-biographies aim to highlight the exploits and actions of well-known and obscure individuals whose lives provide insight into the time in which they lived.

Table of Contents

Ian K. SteelePeter SternNeal SalisburyCornelius J. JaenenMarilyn WesterkampKathleen BrownLois Green CarrSheila McIntyreJon ParmenterRosalind J. BeilerMichael WatsonBrian L. DunniganNancy L. RhodenMargaret Connell SzaszIan K. SteeleMargaret KellowRobert J. Allison
Introduction: Meeting Colonial Americansp. xiii
1 Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca: Conquistador and Sojournerp. 1
2 Squanto: Last of the Patuxetp. 21
3 Gabriel Sagard: A Franciscan among the Huronp. 37
4 Anne Hutchinson, the Puritan Patriarchs, and the Power of the Spiritp. 49
5 In Search of Pocahontasp. 71
6 Daniel Clocker's Adventure: From Servant to Freeholderp. 97
7 John Cotton Jr.: Wayward Puritan Minister?p. 119
8 Isabel Montour: Cultural Broker on the Frontiers of New York and Pennsylvaniap. 141
9 Caspar Wistar: German-American Entrepreneur and Cultural Brokerp. 161
10 Lewis Morris Jr.: British American Officeholderp. 181
11 Pierre Pouchot: A French Soldier Views Americap. 197
12 George Whitefield: Transatlantic Revivalistp. 217
13 Samson Occom: Mohegan Leader and Cultural Brokerp. 237
14 Susannah Johnson: Captivep. 257
15 Bryan Sheehan: Servant, Soldier, Fishermanp. 273
16 Olaudah Equiano: An African in Slavery and Freedomp. 291
Indexp. 305

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