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The Indian hater: : and other stories, (ebook)

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The Indian hater: : and other stories
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The Indian hater:
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and other stories
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eng
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9781612775623 The return of popular nineteenth-century short stories of the early American frontier... "The Indian Hater" and Other Stories, by James Hall returns to print an important and popular writer from an often-overlooked moment in American literary history. In the decades before the Civil War, when readers and writers in both the United States and England thought about writing from the American West they thought about James Hall (1793-1867) and his stories "The Indian Hater" and "Pete Featherton." Between 1828 and 1836, Hall wrote dozens of short stories in a wide variety of genres while working as an editor, politician, and businessman, first in frontier Illinois and after 1833 in Cincinnati. Many of his stories were immediately reprinted on both sides of the Atlantic and achieved success with both the popular audience and the critics, despite their unorthodox treatment of the frontier. Born a younger son to a prominent Philadelphia literary family, Hall first heard many of the stories that inspired his later fiction as a lawyer and judge riding the circuit in 1820s Illinois. Describing more common subjects than the sweeping narratives of James Fenimore Cooper or Francis Parkman, Hall's stories depict complex cultural collisions and exchanges: French settlers still populate his southern Illinois, and their more humane treatment of their Indian neighbors is contrasted with that of the Anglo-Americans Hall saw flooding the region; his white men are complicated and often corrupted, hardly confirmations of the myths of Daniel Boone or Cooper's Leatherstocking; his Indian characters are complex and humanized, unusual depictions in a moment of race-based Manifest Destiny; and Hall's West is simultaneously tragic, violent, comedic, and deeply conflicted. James Hall was popular and important in his moment, and his stories embody very progressive sentiments. His most famous story, "The Indian Hater," is Hall's fictionalization of a real-life settler who, to avenge earlier attacks on his family, periodically hunted and murdered Indians at random. He wrote two versions of this tale, both included in the current volume, the second of which ends with a successful interracial marriage, a very controversial theme at the time. To read these stories is to rediscover an American frontier too often left out of the history books, one rendered by the hands of a master prose stylist. The lack of quality of nineteenth-century texts coupled with the growing interest in early American writers make "The Indian Hater" and Other Stories, by James Hall an important addition to both U.S. history and literature
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Midwest
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1793-1868
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Hall, James
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813/.3
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no index present
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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1964-
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  • Watts, Edward
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  • Hall, James
  • Western stories
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The Indian hater: : and other stories, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781612775623
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11752147
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remote
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11752147
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MWT11752147
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The Indian hater: : and other stories, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612775623
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11752147
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11752147
System control number
MWT11752147
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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