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Crossroad Books
Eau Claire, WI, USA


More About Ramona by Jackson, Helen Hunt

Ramona has often been compared to Uncle Tom's Cabin for its influence on American social policy, and this is the only edition available that presents this important novel in its full historical context. A huge popular and critical success when it was first published in 1884, Ramona is set among the California Spanish missions and tells the story of the young mixed-blood heroine, Ramona, and her Native American lover Alessandro, as they flee from the brutal violence of white settlers. This Broadview edition re-examines the novel's legacy by placing it alongside public speeches, letters, and newspaper articles that promoted what was ultimately a damaging campaign by reformers to "assimilate" Native American peoples. Selections from Jackson's non-fiction writings call into question the link between assimilationist policies and the story told in Ramona; also included are the writings and testimonies of some of Jackson's Native American contemporaries, as well as a selection of travel essays and images that helped to create "the Ramona myth."

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  • PID: 16950428839
  • Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
  • Seller: Crossroad Books
    Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket
    Notes: Hardcover, in dustjacket. This copy comes with two jackets; a full-color DJ, plus a (probably earlier) pale-green DJ. Light bumping at the corner tips and spine extremities, and a very light bump at the fore-edge of the front board. Else the binding is quite clean. Slight spine twist. Page edges age-darkened, and with a stain on the top page edges. Else pages clean. The full-color DJ (G) is edgeworn, chipped, and has some surface rubbing. The pale-green DJ (VG-) was underneath and protected somewhat by the color DJ, but still has some chipping at the spine extremities, a short closed tear at the bottom front corner, and a couple tine tears along the rear spine fold. This DJ is somewhat age-toned.; 26D; 7-1/4" x 5"; 457 pages.