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by Mary White Rowlandson,Gordon M. Sayre,Olaudah Equiano

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.
Download American Captivity Narratives   (New Riverside Editions) epub
ISBN: 0395980739
ISBN13: 978-0395980736
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Author: Mary White Rowlandson,Gordon M. Sayre,Olaudah Equiano
Language: English
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin; 1st edition (December 27, 2000)
Pages: 464 pages
ePUB size: 1447 kb
FB2 size: 1730 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 330
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Great book to read it's s backed up with history which are a fact!
This was a required book for an undergrad class. The author is a great writer and the book was of decent quality.
Book arrived in good shape. As for contents, I haven't read the entirety of it yet but it's interesting so far.
very good
As advertised. Needed for class within a week of ordering and got it early
I had to read a bunch of these for an American English class, and I almost died (just like the majority of the people in these stories). awfullllllllll
This book is so much more then just the writings of two individuals, as mentioned in the previous review. Taken as a whole, the narratives allow for the unique exploration of captivity, religion, art, trade, cultures, and the purpose behind the publication of narratives. It is a fascinating read that may spark great conversation, but also an uncomfortable understanding of humanity. After you read this book, please watch the video Black Robe; a beautifully filmed movie, and a historically accurate portrayal of life and captivity in the early Americas.