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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; A NARRATIVE OF 1757

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; A NARRATIVE OF 1757

by Cooper, James Fenimore

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; A NARRATIVE OF 1757

Cooper, James Fenimore.

Published by London: John Miller, 1826,

First English Edition; three volumes; published about a month later than the Philadelphia edition of the same year. Vol. I. TP Preface [v,xi] 287pp, Vol. II. 276pp, Vol. III. 295pp. Bound in ½ reddish brown Morocco, in very good condition, no half title in Vol I. but present in vols. II and III exceptional condition internally housed in a clamshell box. Very Good…

At the time of Cooper's writing, many U.S. settlers believed and perpetuated the myth that Native Americans were disappearing, believing they would ultimately be assimilated or killed off entirely due to the genocidal structure of settler colonialism. Especially in the East, as Native Peoples' land was stolen and settled on in the name of U.S. expansion and Jeffersonian agrarianism, the narrative that many Native Peoples were "vanishing" was prevalent in both novels like Cooper's and local newspapers. This allowed settlers to view themselves as the original people of the land and reinforced their belief in European ethnic and racial superiority through, among other rationalizations, the tenets of scientific racism. In this way, Cooper was interested in the American progress narrative when more colonists were increasing pressure on Native Americans, which they, and Cooper, would then view as "natural".

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The Last of the Mohicans: A Narrative of 1757 by James Fenimoore Cooper is the second and best-known book of his Leatherstocking Tales pentalogy. Like the rest of the books in the series, the story follows the adventures of Natty Bumppo, nicknamed “Hawkeye” by his Native American friends. Set in 1757 in the American wilderness that would become New York State, The Last of the Mohicans takes place during the Seven Years' War (known in America as the French and Indian War). The book is widely read in American Literature courses, particularly in discussions of westward expansion and Native American assimilation, although Cooper himself was considered sympathetic towards Native Americans.

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THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS; A NARRATIVE OF 1757
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Cooper, James Fenimore
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  Published by London: John Miller,
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1826
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Half Title
The blank front page which appears just prior to the title page, and typically contains only the title of the book, although, at...
Morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...
Clamshell Box
A protective box designed for storing and preserving a bound book or loose sheets. A clamshell box is hinged on one side, with...

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