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American Captivity Narratives (New Riverside Editions)

American Captivity Narratives   (New Riverside Editions)
Author: Olaudah Equiano - Mary White Rowlandson
ISBN 13: 9780395980736
ISBN 10: 395980739
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: 2000-12-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $44.95

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.