Eulogy on King Philip: as pronounced at the Odeon, in Federal Street, Boston / by the Rev. William Apes. Main Author: Apess, William, Language(s): . In the early s, Native people in southern New England were entering their third century of struggle against invasion, disease, war and. Apess’s last published work, Eulogy on King Philip (), has been described as his “most powerful and sustained polemic.” Originally delivered as a series of .
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Digital Collection -“Eulogy on King Philip as Pronounced at the Odeon”
However, as the Eulogy has become an object of political contention, scholars have kinf sight of some of its most fascinating characteristics as a printed book. Scholars of literature, history, and Native American studies have largely agreed that the Eulogy kinf US imperialism through continually undermining the premises of racial difference and inferiority that serve as the foundation for denial of native rights.
Deborah Gussman has argued that Apess engaged in a battle for history with Puritans like Cotton Mather — Maureen Konkle has studied how Apess adapted speeches performed orally by politicians such as Edward Everett — And scholars Jill Lepore —20 and Eric A.
As an antebellum work by a Pequot author eulogh asserts the rights of Native Americans in the face of imperialism, the Eulogy has been recognized as a quintessential act of Native American literary nationalism. At times scholars have passionately disagreed about what kind of sovereignty Apess imagined for Native Americans.
King Philip Dying for His Country. Photo by the author. Courtesy, American Antiquarian Society.
Yet as a printed book composed of both visual and textual signs, the Eulogy has received considerably less attention. Even so, most studies of the Eulogy implicitly treat it as a text or speech, and neglect to acknowledge King Philip Dying.
As is typical for early nineteenth-century book illustrations, [End Page ] artist and engraver are unattributed within the Eulogyand scholars have ,ing far been unable to identify either. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.
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