482 }EARLY AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME 52 , NUMBER 2 the Civil War continued to construct a house divided against itself. In the end, neither New Jersey doughface politicians nor anyone else in the North could keep that house from collapsing. dAVId gELLMAN DePauw University Lenape Country: Delaware Valley Society before William Penn jEAN R. sOdERLUNd Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015 252 pp. On the cover of Jean R. Soderlund's book, there is a map. It was created in 1670 by Augustine Herrman, a merchant, gazing north from his manor in Maryland.1 Black rivers, creeks, and tributaries bloom across the space, like spider veins. Indian towns are tucked in along riverbanks. Herrman labeled this space "NEW JARSY," but he acknowledged, too, that "at present," it was "Inhabited Only or most By Indians." This was the homeland of the Lenape people. They lived in a web of unfortified towns, across territory in what is now central and southern New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, and part of Delaware. At the heart of their country was the Lenapewihittuck, the river that later became known as the Delaware. Lenapes, too, would later become known as "Delawares," but that is not how they referred
Early American Literature – University of North Carolina Press
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