A Son of the Forest and Other Writings by William Apess


A Son of the Forest and Other Writings by William Apess

Designed especially for classroom use, this book brings together the best known works of the nineteenth-century Indian writer William Apess, including the first extended autobiography by a Native American. The text is drawn from On Our Own Ground, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book. Barry O'Connell has written a new introduction for this abbreviated edition.

About the Author

Barry O'Connell is professor of English at Amherst College. He is editor of Our Own Ground: The Complete Writings of William Apess, a Pequot, which is part of the series Native Americans of the Northeast: History, Culture, and the Contemporary, published by the University of Massachusetts Press.

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192 pages


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Publication date

30th November 1997



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