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A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece
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A Schoolteacher in Old Alaska: The Story of Hannah Breece by Hannah Breece

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, Hannahs great-niece, here offers an historical context to Breeces 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 womens history that provides important--and, at times, unsettling--insights into the unexamined assumptions and attitudes that governed white settlers 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

Author: Hannah Breece

Language: English

Edition: 1st Vintage Books Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 336

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1997-01-28

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