Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America
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New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2021].
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781631495878, 1631495879
Status
Hopkinton Public Library - Adult
364.15 EUSTACE
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Published
New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2021].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 447 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781631495878, 1631495879
UPC
40030620657

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-427) and index.
Description
"An immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching consequences for Colonial America. In the summer of 1722, on the eve of a conference between the Five Nations of the Iroquois and British-American colonists, two colonial fur traders brutally attacked an Indigenous hunter in colonial Pennsylvania. The crime set the entire mid-Atlantic on edge, with many believing that war was imminent. Frantic efforts to resolve the case created a contest between Native American forms of justice, centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations, and an ideology of harsh reprisal, based on British law, that called for the killers' execution. In a stunning narrative history based on painstaking original research, acclaimed historian Nicole Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, taking us into the worlds of Euro-Americans and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. A feat of reclamation evoking Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale and Alan Taylor's William Cooper's Town, Eustace's utterly absorbing account provides a new understanding of Indigenous forms of justice, with lessons for our era"--Provided by publisher.
Awards
Pulitzer Prize, History, 2022

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