9780395980736

American Captivity Narratives

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  • ISBN13:

    9780395980736

  • ISBN10:

    0395980739

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-12-27
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This volume collects a wide variety of works from a uniquely American literary tradition, the captivity narrative. Beginning with an excerpt from Hans Staden's The True History of His Captivity, which influenced the American captivity narrative, this volume presents accounts by early settlers held captive by Native Americans (Mary Rowlandson, John Smith), narratives by African American slaves (Olaudah Equiano, John Marrant), and others. Collected with the real-life accounts are two captivity poems by Lucy Terry and John Rolling Ridge, and several popular tales and legends on the subject.

Table of Contents

About this Series ix
Introduction 1(17)
A Captive to Cannibals
18(41)
The True History of His Captivity (1557)
21(38)
Hans Staden
Saved by the Chief's Daughter
59(32)
(The Inca) from La Florida (1605)
65(18)
Garcilaso De La Vega
The Generall History of Virginia (1624)
83(8)
John Smith
Jesuit Missionary Martyrs
91(36)
Novum Belgium (1655)
95(27)
Isaac Jogues
``A Veritable Account of the Martyrdom and Blessed Death of Father Jean de Brebeuf and of Father Gabriel Lalemant'' (1649)
122(5)
Christophe Regnaut
The Foundational Narrative of Mary Rowlandson
127(50)
Preface to the Reader
132(5)
Increase Mather
The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1682)
137(40)
Mary Rowlandson
Two Puritan Captivities as Told by Cotton Mather
177(21)
``A Notable Exploit'' (1702)
183(3)
Cotton Mather
``A Narrative of Hannah Swarton'' (1702)
186(9)
Cotton Mather
A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849)
195(3)
Henry David Thoreau
Two African American Captives
198(60)
A Narrative of the Lord's Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant (1785)
203(22)
John Marrant
The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1784)
225(33)
Olaudah Equiano
A Prisoner of War Adopted by the Iroquois
258(89)
An Account of the Remarkable Occurrences in the Life and Travels of Col. James Smith (1799)
262(85)
James Smith
A Legend of the American Revolution
347(30)
Miss McCrea: A Novel of the American Revolution (1784)
352(25)
Michel Rene Hilliard D'Auberteuil
Two Captivity Poems
377(5)
``Bars Fight'' (1855)
380(1)
Lucy Terry
``The Stolen White Girl'' (1868)
381(1)
John Rollin Ridge
Two Nineteenth-Century Popular Tales
382(37)
``The Indian Captive'' from Columbian Almanac (1838)
386(7)
Anonymous
Or Life and Adventures among the Indians of the Far West (1866)
393(26)
Gertrude Morgan
A Captive Indian
419(26)
Geronimo's Story of His Life (1906)
422(23)
S. M. Barrett
Annotated List of Earlier Captivity Anthologies 445(2)
Works Cited 447

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