New London, Connecticut
Stockbridge, New York
Mohegan preacher, diarist, and hymn lyricist
Portrait: Samson Occum. Reproduced by permission of Archive Photos, Inc.
Samson Occom's A Sermon Preached at the Execution of Moses Paul, an Indian (1772) and A Choice Collection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs: Intended for the Edification of Sincere Christians, of All Denom...
In the following essay, Brain offers a survey of Occom's career.
Samson Occom, the foremost Christian Indian of New England, was one of the best-known and most eloquent preachers of his day. Un...
Blodgett is the author of the first comprehensive biography of Occom. In the following excerpt from that work, he offers a summation of the missionary's life and work, declaring that Occom ...
In the following excerpt, Murray argues that the deferential tone in Occom's letters addressed to whites is a rhetorical tactic that allows him to mount criticisms of the whites.
In the essay below, Elliott analyzes Occom's discourse in his correspondence, Sermon, and other writings, contending that the rhetorical strategies he employs reflect his precarious position be...
In the following essay, Szasz investigates Occom's position as a cultural mediator between Anglo-Americans and Native Americans.
The traveler bound along the turnpike road to New London, Connec...