The Resource Savagism and civility : Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia, Bernard W. Sheehan

Savagism and civility : Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia, Bernard W. Sheehan

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Savagism and civility : Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia
Title
Savagism and civility
Title remainder
Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Bernard W. Sheehan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: When the English settlers arrived in Virginia in 1607 they carried with them a fully developed mythology about native Indian cultures. This mythology was built around the body of English writing about America that began to appear in the 1550s, prior to any significant contact between the English and the native groups, and was founded upon the assumption of the savagism of the Indian and the civility of European culture. Professor Sheehan argues that English commitment to this myth was at the root of the violence that broke out almost immediately between the settlers and the Indians. On the one hand, the Indians were seen as noble savages, free from and innocent of the deficiencies of European society. But as ignoble savages they were seen as immature, even bestial, lacking the civilising and ordering social structure that characterised European culture. Whichever perspective was adopted, this mythology was a product of the white man's world, developed without accurate information about Indian culture. This mythology justified both the exploitation that came to characterise settler-native relations and the inevitability of the violence that culminated in the massacre of 1622
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sheehan, Bernard W
Index
index present
LC call number
E78.V7
LC item number
S53
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians
  • Public opinion
  • Indiens d'Amérique, Attitudes envers les
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Opinion publique
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Public opinion
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Opinion publique
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Virginia
  • Virginie
  • Great Britain
  • Virginia
  • États-Unis
  • Indianer
  • Virginia
  • Engländer
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Savagism and civility : Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia, Bernard W. Sheehan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 233-252
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521297233
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
79018189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05239471
  • (OCoLC)ocm05239471
Label
Savagism and civility : Indians and Englishmen in Colonial Virginia, Bernard W. Sheehan
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 233-252
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 258 pages
Isbn
9780521297233
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
79018189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)05239471
  • (OCoLC)ocm05239471

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