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Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of MRS. Mary Rowlandson (53 Edition)

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In February 1676, during King Philip's War, the frontier village of Lancaster, Massachusetts, was attacked by a party of Nipmuck Indians and completely destroyed. As relief from Concord approached, the attackers withdrew, taking with them 24 captives, including Mrs. Mary Rowlandson and her three children. For almost three months the little family was forced to live with their captors and endure exposure to a New England winter.The youngest child, who had been injured during the attack, failed to survive. Eventually ransom was paid and the family released. Mrs. Rowlandson's account of her experience was published in 1682. It became a"best-seller" of its day and created a new literary genre, the captivity narrative. Such accounts were in part responsible for the mistrust and hatred of the Indians that plagued the country for centuries. It is also the first publication in English by a woman in the New World.

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Family held captive in King Philip's War. First prose published by a woman in America. First 'captivity narrative.'

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Mrs. Rowlandson and her children were captured in a raid on Lancaster, Massachusetts by Indian warriors, during King Phillip's War. Her story, written after her ransomed release, set the tone of mistrust and hatred that dogged settler-Native American relations for over two centuries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780939218202
Author:
Rowlandson, Mary
Publisher:
Chapman Billies
Author:
Rowlandson, Mrs Mary
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
94
Dimensions:
7.12x4.83x.29 in. .21 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Family held captive in King Philip's War. First prose published by a woman in America. First 'captivity narrative.'
"Synopsis" by , Mrs. Rowlandson and her children were captured in a raid on Lancaster, Massachusetts by Indian warriors, during King Phillip's War. Her story, written after her ransomed release, set the tone of mistrust and hatred that dogged settler-Native American relations for over two centuries.
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