Samson Occom and the Christian Indians of New England

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Syracuse University Press, Jun 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
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W. Deloss love's biography of Samson Occom is a work of in time. Long out of print, this classic account reveals one of the most unusual actors to step on stage in the eighteenth-century American colonies. Mohegan yet Christian, a native speaker of Mohegan and fluent in English-and literate in Greek, Latin, and French-Occom strode across the cultures of his time and place. Occom was a man passionate about his advocacy for Native Americans in education and religious training. An ordained Presbyterian minister, he was a spiritual and educational broker among cultures immersed in an era of tumultuous change. As a businessman, he secured the funding necessary for the creation of Dartmouth College. He proved to be a dominant and influential presence in the eighteenth-century world of the Great Awakening of the 1740s, the War of Independence, and the emergence of the Young Republic. Drawing on primary source material—manuscript collections, Occom's diaries and letters—Love brings a vast historical knowledge and a degree of critical evidence unmatched by any recent modern work on Occom.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER II
21
CHAPTER III
42
WHEELOCKS INDIAN CHARITY SCHOOL
56
CHAPTER V
82
CHAPTER VI
105
CHAPTER VII
119
THE INDIAN PREACHER IN ENGLAND
130
CHAPTER IX
152
CHAPTER XI
188
CHAPTER XII
207
CHAPTER XIII
231
CHAPTER XIV
247
CHAPTER XV
283
CHAPTER XVI
299
CHAPTER XVII
316
APPENDIX
335

CHAPTER X
169

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W. DeLoss Love was a Congregational minister, a history scholar, and businessman. He was educated at Hamilton College and Andover seminary.

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