Held Captive by Indians: Selected Narratives, 1642-1836

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Richard VanDerBeets
Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1994 - 374 pages
Among the early white settlers, accounts of Indian captivities and massacres became America's first literature of catharsis - a means by which a population that disapproved of fiction and play-acting could satisfy its appetite for stories about other people's misfortunes. This collection of unaltered captivity narratives, first published in 1973, remains an invaluable source of information for historians and ethnologists, providing a fascinating glimpse of a vanished era. For this edition, VanDerBeets has written a new preface discussing the proliferation of recent scholarship about captivity narratives, especially those written by women.
 

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Captivity of Father Isaac Jogues of the Society
3
The Soveraignty and Goodness of God Together
41
Memoirs of Odd Adventures Strange Deliverances
91
An Account of the Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson
130
A Faithful Narrative of the Many Dangers
151
A Narrative of the Lords Wonderful Dealings with
177
The Manheim Anthology 175791
202
A Narrative of the Incidents Attending the Capture
243
Bibliography
367
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