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Ramona (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Jackson, Helen Hunt
 
Trade paperback
$4.27

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Brooklyn Park, MN, USA

 
 
 

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Overview

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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Details
  • PID: 17740721983
  • ISBN-13: 9780486797205
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Seller: Goodwill
    Condition: Fair
    Notes: There is handwriting and/or underling and or highlighting throughout the book Corners are bent. Cover does NOT match photos; some content may vary from version shown Cover has some rubbing and edgewear. Access codes, CD's, slipcovers and other accessories may not be included.