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A schoolteacher in old Alaska: the story of Hannah Breece

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Publisher:
Random House,
Pub. Date:
c1995.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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Over fifty years ago Hannah Breece bestowed upon her great niece, Jane Jacobs, her manuscript, roughly culled together from diaries and letters from when she was a school teacher in Alaska and the Yukon.  In the summer of 1994, Ms. Jacobs traveled to Alaska to do the research necessary to complete her great aunt's book. In 1904, Hannah Breece set off for Alaska, where she was sent by the American government to teach Aleuts, Dina'ina, Athabascans, and people of mixed-European and Native blood.  She remained in Alaska until 1918 and in this book tells her story.  Diary-like in is mingling of domestic matters, work, public events and chance encounters, Hannah Breece's narrative is spiced with litany of adventures, for she was a women who went anywhere and stood up to anybody. What Hannah Breece could never have guessed was just how relevant her story is today, both in its study of an independent woman and in its early clues to white North America's treatment of the Native populations.  In her introduction and comprehensive notes on the book, Jane Jacobs examines her great aunt's story and reveals and illuminates the mysteries behind this most unusual life.
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9780679441342
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subject_facet Breece, Hannah, Eskimos -- Education -- Alaska -- History, Indians of North America -- Education -- Alaska -- History, Teachers -- Alaska -- Biography
title_display A schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah Breece
title_full A schoolteacher in old Alaska : the story of Hannah Breece / edited, and with an introduction and commentary by Jane Jacobs
title_short A schoolteacher in old Alaska :
title_sub the story of Hannah Breece
topic_facet Biography, Breece, Hannah, Education, Eskimos, History, Indians of North America, Teachers