William apess. Biography, historical contexts, questions. Biography: William Apess (January 31, 1798-1839). Only recently emerging from literary, historical, and critical obscurity.
Biography, historical contexts, questions
Before conversion: "Me no like Christians, me hate 'em, hate everybody.“
After conversion: “me feel light . . . me love everybody, me want to drink no more rum."
Historical Contexts: The Pequot War(Massacre at Mystic Village; Contemporary Engraving commissioned by John Underhill, one of the leaders of the campaign)