Monday, June 2, 2008

Joanna Brooks Tenure and Books

When pioneering literary figures Absalom Jones, Samson Occom, Richard Allen, and Prince Hall aren't discussing Joanna Brooks's recent tenure, they spend time hanging out in her award-winning book, American Lazarus (Oxford 2003), which shows how these men shaped the American experience of race and religion back in the eighteenth century--long before Brooks began her tenure track.  

You-Don't-Say Occum has also been known to say much more, as Brooks argues in her recent edition, The Collected Writings of Smason Occom, Mohegan (Oxford 2006)

Next up, according to Brooks, will be "a literary archeology of why English colonists left England for the Americas."  


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