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The Resource Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks ; read by Jennifer Ehle, (sound recording)

Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks ; read by Jennifer Ehle, (sound recording)

Label
Caleb's crossing
Title
Caleb's crossing
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks ; read by Jennifer Ehle
Title variation
Calebs crossing
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Caleb Cheeshateaumauk was the first native American to graduate from Harvard College back in 1665. Caleb's Crossing gives voice to his little known story. Caleb, a Wampanoag from the island of Martha's Vineyard, seven miles off the coast of Massachusetts, comes of age just as the first generation of Indians come into contact with English settlers, who have fled there, desperate to escape the brutal and doctrinaire Puritanism of the Massachusetts Bay colony. The story is told through the eyes of Bethia, daughter of the English minister who educates Caleb in the Latin and Greek he needs in order to enter the college. As Caleb makes the crossing into white culture, Bethia, 14 years old at the novel's opening, finds herself pulled in the opposite direction. Trapped by the narrow strictures of her faith and her gender, she seeks connections with Caleb's world that will challenge her beliefs and set her at odds with her community
Summary
Forging a deep friendship with a Wampanoag chieftain's son on the Great Harbor settlement where her minister father is working to convert the tribe, Bethia follows his subsequent ivy league education and efforts to bridge cultures among the colonial elite
Writing style
Audio
Award
Library Journal Best Audio: Fiction
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10041697
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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1955-
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Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
823.914
PerformerNote
Read by Jennifer Ehle
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Ehle, Jennifer
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True
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  • Cheeshahteaumuck, Caleb
  • Wampanoag Indians
  • Indian college graduates
  • Indian scholars
  • Biographical fiction
  • Talking books
Target audience
adult
Label
Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks ; read by Jennifer Ehle, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000047006061
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
10 sound discs (CD) (ca. 12 hr.)
Isbn
9780142429709
Other physical details
digital, stereo
Label
Caleb's crossing, Geraldine Brooks ; read by Jennifer Ehle, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
Unabridged
Control code
000047006061
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
10 sound discs (CD) (ca. 12 hr.)
Isbn
9780142429709
Other physical details
digital, stereo

Library Locations

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