Experience Mayhew's Indian Converts: A Cultural Edition (Review)

Richardson, Robbie J. (2010) Experience Mayhew's Indian Converts: A Cultural Edition (Review). Review of: Experience Mayhew's "Indian Converts": A Cultural Edition, Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2008. 432 pp. by Arnold Leibman, Laura. American Indian Quarterly, 34 (1). pp. 118-120. ISSN 0095-182X. (doi:10.1353/aiq.0.0085) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

Abstract

Among the large body of missionary texts documenting the conversion of Native North American peoples during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Experience Mayhew's Indian Converts (1727) is unique for its attention to the individual lives of Wampanoag people on Martha's Vineyard and for the long history of interaction between the Mayhew family and the Indigenous people they sought to convert. Fluent in the Algonquian language Wôpanâak, Mayhew spent his life, like three generations of his family before him, preaching to the Wampanoag community on the island. His book offers the greatest detail of any written about an Algonquian community during the period, and, given the recent scholarly interest in the literature produced around the efforts to Christianize Native people in North America, Laura Arnold Leibman's edition of this significant book is a timely one.

Item Type: Review
DOI/Identification number: 10.1353/aiq.0.0085
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century
Depositing User: Robbie Richardson
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 16:03 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54969 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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