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CULTURAL READINGS: Colonization & Print in the Americas


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Roger Williams,
A Key Into the Language of America.

London: Gregory Dexter, 1643.

If Williams's brief dialogues and poems do provide some insight into Narragansett culture, they also present an image of natives idealized for English readers - a kind of noble savage whose traits and words reveal flaws and insincerities of European Christians, and Massachusetts Puritans in particular.

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Williams Williams

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