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A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece

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When Hannah Breece came to Alaska in 1904, it was a remote lawless wilderness of prospectors, murderous bootleggers, tribal chiefs, and Russian priests.  She spent fourteen years educating Athabascans, Aleuts, Inuits, and Russians with the stubborn generosity of a born teacher and the clarity of an original and independent mind.  Jane Jacobs, Hannah's great-niece, here offers an historical context to Breece's remarkable eyewitness account, filling in the narrative gaps, but always allowing the original words to ring clearly.  It is more than an adventure story:  it is a powerful work of women's history that provides important--and, at times, unsettling--insights into the unexamined assumptions and attitudes that governed white settler's behavior toward native communities at the turn of the century.  

"An unforgettable...story of a remarkable woman who lived a heroic life."--The New York Times

Description:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Born in Pennsylvania in1859, Hannah Breece taught on Indian reservations in midwest America before accepting a government post to teach in Alaska.

Jane Jacobs is the author of several books, including the Death And Life of Great American Cities, Cities And The Wealth of Nations, and most recently, the bestselling Systems of Survival.  She lives in Toronto.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679776338
Editor:
Jacobs, Jane
Author:
Jacobs, Jane
Author:
Breece, Hannah
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Teachers
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Alaska
Subject:
Inuit
Subject:
Women teachers
Subject:
Teachers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Subject:
Women teachers -- Alaska -- Biography.
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 BandW PHOTOS AND 3 MAPS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.02x5.21x.73 in. .68 lbs.

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