3. Women, Blood, and Contract

Land Claims in Lydia Maria Child, Catharine Sedgwick, and James Fenimore Cooper

  1. Shirley Samuels

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354355.ch3

Reading the American Novel 1780-1865

Reading the American Novel 1780-1865

How to Cite

Samuels, S. (2011) Women, Blood, and Contract, in Reading the American Novel 1780-1865, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354355.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2011

Book Series:

  1. Reading the Novel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232872

Online ISBN: 9781444354355

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Keywords:

  • women, blood, contract;
  • Hobomok, Leslie, The Last of the Mohicans;
  • “Sweet Sacrifice” women and land;
  • legal constructs;
  • violence of marriage;
  • Cherokee Nation v. Georgia;
  • “The Wisdom of Exchanging”;
  • gift, contracts about land;
  • blood-letting, ritualistic writing;
  • Hobomok, gift

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • “The Wisdom of Exchanging”

  • “Sweet Sacrifice”

  • “Real Flesh and Blood”

  • Blood and Land

  • The Declaration of Independence

  • Gift and Contract

  • Notes