A Key Into the Language of America

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Cosimo, Inc., Jan 1, 2010 - Reference - 228 pages
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Written in 1643 at a time of great turmoil between Native Americans and the English settlers, A Key into the Language of America is a study of American Indian life, religion, and language. Written by an advocate of Native American rights and treatment, the book presents a number of ideas that seem anti-English and bring to light the prejudices held by the pilgrims. The book was the first study of Native American language written in English, and the commentary on Indian ways of life make it a worthwhile read. Roger Williams (c. 1603-1683) was the founder of Rhode Island and an outspoken pioneer who fought for Native American rights in New England in the 17th century.
 

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User Review  - AlanEJohnson - LibraryThing

This edition of Roger Williams's famous work on Native Americans is accessible and relatively easy to read. It modernizes the orthography while retaining the wording, italics, and some other features ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhyllisHarrison - LibraryThing

A great little historical curiosity, this early "dictionary" is sorted by subject matter. There are a few terms (spelling not consistent but that's all right, it helps with the pronunciation) and then ... Read full review

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