Hope Leslie, or, Early times in the Massachusetts / Catharine Maria Sedgwick ; edited and with an introduction by Mary Kelley Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867

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Sedgwick, Catharine Maria, 1789-1867
Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Fiction; Indians of North America -- Massachusetts -- Fiction; Massachusetts - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Set in seventeenth-century New England, Hope Leslie (1827) portrays early American life and celebrates the role of women in building the republic. A counterpoint to the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, it challenges the conventional view of Indians, tackles interracial marriage and cross-cultural friendship, and claims for women their rightful place in history.
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