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epub | 7.84 MB | English | Isbn:‎ 1631495879 | Author: Nicole Eustace | Year: 2021

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Finalist • National Book Award for Nonfiction >Best Books of the Year • TIME, Smithsonian, Kirkus Reviews An immersive tale of the killing of a Native American man and its far-reaching implications for the definition of justice from early America to today. On the eve of a major treaty conference between Iroquois leaders and European colonists in the distant summer of 1722, two white fur traders attacked an Indigenous hunter and left him for dead near Conestoga, Pennsylvania. Though virtually forgotten today, this act of brutality set into motion a remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations that challenged the definition of justice in early America. In Covered with Night, leading historian Nicole Eustace reconstructs the crime and its aftermath, bringing us into the overlapping worlds of white colonists and Indigenous peoples in this formative period. As she shows, the murder...

Category:18th Century World History, Colonial Period History of the U.S., History of Mid-Atlantic U.S.

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