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American Captivity Narratives (New Riverside Editions): Selected Narratives with Introduction / Olaudah Equiano, Mary Rowlandson and Others ; Edited by Gordon M. Sayre. (Riverside Editions, A125) Paperback – 27 Dec 2000

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1. Captive to Cannibals Hans Staden, from The True History of His Captivity (1557) 2. Saved by the Chief's Daughter Garcilaso de la Vega (The Inca), from La Florida (1605) John Smith, from The Generall History of Virginia (1624) 3. Jesuit Missionary Martyrs Isaac Jogues, Novum Belgium (1655) Christophe Regnaut, "A Veritable Account of the Martyrdom and Blessed Death of Father Jean de Brebeuf and of Gabriel Lalemant" (1649) 4. The Foundational Narrative of Mary Rowlandson Increase Mather, Preface to the Reader Mary Rowlandson, The Sovereignty and Goodness of God (1682) 5. Two Puritan Captivities as Told by Cotton Mather Cotton Mather, "A Notable Exploit" (1702) Cotton Mather, "A Narrative of Hannah Swarton" (1702) Henry David Thoreau, from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849) 6. Two African American Captives John Marrant, A Narrative of the Lord's Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant (1785) Olaudah Equian, from The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1784) 7. A Prisoner of War Adopted by the Iroquois James Smith, An Account of the Remarkable Occurences in the Life and Travels of Col. James Smith (1799) 8. A Legend of the American Revolution Michel Rene Hilliard d'Auberteuil, Miss McCrea: A Novel of the American Revolution (1784) 9. Two Captivity Poems Lucy Terry, "Bars Fight" (1855) John Rollin Ridge, "The Stolen White Girl" (1868) 10. Two Nineteenth-Century Popular Tales Anonymous, "The Indian Captive" from Columbian Almanac (1838) Gertrude Morgan: Or Life and Adventures among the Indians of the Far West (1866) 11. A Captive Indian S.M. Barrett, fromGeronimo's Story of His Lift (1906)

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Paul Lauter is the Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College. He has served as president of the American Studies Association and is a major figure in the revision of the American literary canon.

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Loved it. 23 Nov. 2010
By Adrienne Moss - Published on
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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.
Great but Depressing 6 Feb. 2013
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This was a required book for an undergrad class. The author is a great writer and the book was of decent quality.
Book is in good shape, and interesting 3 Feb. 2014
By S. Gordon - Published on
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Book arrived in good shape. As for contents, I haven't read the entirety of it yet but it's interesting so far.
10/10 19 Mar. 2015
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As advertised. Needed for class within a week of ordering and got it early
Five Stars 12 Nov. 2015
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very good
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