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The Sovereignty and Goodness of God with Related Documents

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780312111519

ISBN10:
0312111517
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/15/1997
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Mary Rowlandson'sThe Sovereignty and Goodness of God, first published in 1682, is an English Puritan woman's account of her captivity among Native Americans during Metacom's War (1675-76) in southeastern New England. In this volume, 17 related documents support Rowlandson's text, which is reprinted from the earliest surviving edition of the narrative.

Author Biography

Neal Salisbury (Ph. D., University of California, Los Angeles) is a professor of history at Smith College and specializes in the history of American Indians and colonial New England. He is author of Manitou and Providence: Indians, Europeans, and the Making of New England, 1500-1643 (1982) and The Indians of New England: A Critical Bibliography (1982) and is coauthor of The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People (1990). His most recent article, "The Indians' Old World: Native Americans and the Coming of Europeans," appeared in the July 1996 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly.

Table of Contents

Foreword v
Preface vii
List of Illustrations
xv
PART ONE Introduction: Mary Rowlandson and Her Removes 1(60)
The Setting: Metacom's War (1675-1676)
1(4)
Mary Rowlandson and Her Narrative
5(2)
The Great Migration
7(3)
The Anglo-Indian Frontier
10(11)
A World Upended
21(14)
Reordering and Remembering
35(26)
PART TWO The Document 61(52)
The Preface to the Reader
63(5)
A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of
68(45)
Mrs. Mary Rowlandson
PART THREE Related Documents 113(64)
Metacom on the Causes of Anglo-Indian War
115(3)
Excerpt from ``A Relacion of the Indyan Warre,'' 1675
115(3)
John Easton
The Perils of War
118(14)
The Examination and Relation of James Quannapaquait, January 24, 1675
118(10)
Town of Lancaster, Petition to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts, March 11, 1675
128(2)
Petition to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts, February 14, 1675
130(1)
Job Kattananit
Indians' Letter to English Troops at Medfield, 1675
131(1)
The Redemption of Mary Rowlandson
132(5)
Letter to ``Indian Sagamores,'' March 31, 1676
132(1)
John Leverett
Sam et al., Letter to John Leverett, April 12, 1676
133(2)
James Printer et al., Letter to John Leverett et al., ca. April 1676
135(1)
Letter from Massachusetts Governor's Council to ``Indian Sachems,'' April 28, 1676
136(1)
Postwar Justice
137(12)
Andrew Pittimee et al., Petition to the Governor and Council of Massachusetts, June 1676
137(2)
Massachusetts Council to James Quanapohit et al., 1676
139(1)
Mattamuck et al., Letter to John Leverett et al., July 6, 1676
140(1)
A Memorandum of Indian Children Put Forth into Service to the English, August 10, 1676
141(4)
Excerpt from John Hull's Journal, August 24, 1676
145(2)
John Hull
An Account of the Disposall of the Indians, Our Friends, November 10, 1676
147(2)
Daniel Gookin
Joseph Rowlandon's Final Sermon
149(15)
``The Possibility of God's Forsaking a people, That have been visibly near & dear to him,'' November 21, 1678
149(15)
Joseph Rowlandson
The Captivity of Hannah Dustin
164(13)
Excerpt from Decennium Luctousum, 1699
164(5)
Cotton Mather
APPENDICES
A Rowlandson Chronology
169(3)
Questions for Consideration
172(1)
Selected Bibliography
173(4)
Index 177


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