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Puritans Among the Indians: Accounts of Captivity and Redemption, 1676-1724 (John Harvard Library, Belknap Press)

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Synopsis:

These eight reports by white settlers held captive by Indians gripped the imagination not only of early settlers but also of American writers through our history. Puritans among the Indians presents, in modern spelling, the best of the New England narratives. These both delineate the social and ideological struggle between the captors and the settlers, and constitute a dramatic rendition of the Puritans' spiritual struggle for redemption.

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Editors' Preface

Cups of Common Calamity: Puritan Captivity Narratives as Literature and History

1. Mary Rowlandson, "The Sovereignty and Goodness of God"

2. "Quentin Stockwell's Relation of His Captivity and Redemption," Reported by Increase Mather

3. John Gyles, "Memoirs of Odd Adventures, Strange Deliverances, etc."

4. Cotton Mather, "New Assaults from the Indians" and "The Condition of the Captives"

5. "A Narrative of Hannah Swarton Containing Wonderful Passages Relating to Her Captivity and Deliverance,"

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674738997
Editor:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Editor:
Clark, Edward W.
Editor:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Edited:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Edited:
Clark, Vaughan, Alden T., Edward W.
Author:
Vaughan, Alden T.
Author:
Vaughn, Alden T.
Author:
Clark, Edward W.
Publisher:
Belknap Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General
Subject:
Religion and mythology
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
American
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
HISTORY / United States/Colonial Period (1600-1775)
Subject:
Social Science-Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
John Harvard Library, Belknap Press
Series Volume:
17
Publication Date:
January 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 halftones, 1 map
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , These eight reports by white settlers held captive by Indians gripped the imagination not only of early settlers but also of American writers through our history. Puritans among the Indians presents, in modern spelling, the best of the New England narratives. These both delineate the social and ideological struggle between the captors and the settlers, and constitute a dramatic rendition of the Puritans' spiritual struggle for redemption.
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