A Strange Likeness

Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America
Author(s): 
Shoemaker, Nancy
ISBN: 
0195307100
Date published: 
May 2006
Paperback
Price: 
£11.99

When American Indians and Europeans met on the frontiers of eighteenth-century eastern North America, they had many shared ideas about human nature, political life, and social relations. But instead of finding fellowship in their common humanity, both Indians and Europeans emphasized their difference, increasingly so as the eighteenth century progressed. By the century's end, they had come to see themselves as people so different in their customs and natures that they appeared to be each other's opposite.