Covered with night


Eustace, Nicole

  • Titel: Covered with night : a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America / Nicole Eustace
  • Person(en): Eustace, Nicole [Verfasser*in]
  • Ausgabe: First edition
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • Originalsprache: Englisch
  • Umfang: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Erschienen: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2021
  • ISBN/Preis: 978-1-63149-587-8 hardcover : EUR 28.00
  • Schlagwörter: Nordamerika ; Indigenes Volk ; Geschichte
  • Anmerkungen: Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-427) and index
  • Signatur: LERNEN und ARBEITEN > Geografie und Geschichte
  • Dkk 1 EUST•/21 Englisch Dkk 1

Inhalt: "An immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching consequences for Colonial America. In the summer of 1722, on the eve of a conference between the Five Nations of the Iroquois and British-American colonists, two colonial fur traders brutally attacked an Indigenous hunter in colonial Pennsylvania. The crime set the entire mid-Atlantic on edge, with many believing that war was imminent. Frantic efforts to resolve the case created a contest between Native American forms of justice, centered on community, forgiveness, and reparations, and an ideology of harsh reprisal, based on British law, that called for the killers' execution. In a stunning narrative history based on painstaking original research, acclaimed historian Nicole Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, taking us into the worlds of Euro-Americans and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. A feat of reclamation evoking Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's A Midwife's Tale and Alan Taylor's William Cooper's Town, Eustace's utterly absorbing account provides a new understanding of Indigenous forms of justice, with lessons for our era"--