Urban Captivity Narratives

Urban Captivity Narratives
Author: Heather Hillsburg
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2019-07-30
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 1000606546


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Evolving from a rigorous study of post-9/11 women's writing, Dr. Heather Hillsburg's new monograph identifies an emerging genre, which she names Urban Captivity Narratives. Using examples ranging from memoir to young adult fiction, each of the texts examined in the study follows a female protagonist who has survived abduction, been held captive for months or even years, and subjected to sexual, emotional, and physical abuse by their captor. Hillsburg contextualizes these narratives, and takes into consideration our current political atmosphere, the role of patriarchy, and various social anxieties that come into play when discussing the kind of oppression seen in these narratives.

American Captivity Narratives

American Captivity Narratives
Author: Olaudah Equiano
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2000
Genre: Captivity narratives
ISBN:


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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.

Captivity Narrative

Captivity Narrative
Author: LLC Books
Publisher: Books LLC
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2010-09
Genre:
ISBN: 9781157794486


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Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: American Captivity Narrative, Authors of Captivity Narratives, Mary Campbell, John R. Jewitt, lvar Nez Cabeza de Vaca, Jonathan Dickinson, Ann Eliza Bleecker, Mary Rowlandson, Mary Jemison, Eunice Kanenstenhawi Williams, Hans Staden, the Algerine Captive, Hannah Duston, Jackson Johonnet, Mary Draper Ingles, Capture and Rescue of Jemima Boone, Alexander Henry, James Riley, Hernando de Escalante Fontaneda, Frances Slocum, Mercy Harbison, Charles Johnston, Kazan Chronicle. Excerpt: Mary Campbell, later Mary Campbell Willford was an American colonial settler, taken captive as a child by Native Americans during the French and Indian War. Later rescued, she is believed to have been the first white child to travel to the Western Reserve. Campbell was born in 1747 or 1748. Her family identified themselves as being of Scottish-Irish descent, but it is unknown where she was born. On May 21, 1758, at the age of ten, Campbell was abducted from a place in or near the town of Penn's Creek, probably the town of that name situated in Cumberland (now Snyder) County, Pennsylvania. Her captors were a band of Lenape, a Native American tribe also known as the Delaware. It is widely believed that during her captivity she stayed in the household of, or with the tribe of, a principal chief of the Lenape called Netawatwees, also known by his English name, Newcomer. According to local tradition, this Native American group brought her to a cliff cavity now known as Mary Campbell Cave near the Cuyahoga River in present-day Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. After a reportedly brief residence in the cave, she is said to have moved to a nearby Lenape village, which may have been along the southern bank of the Cuyahoga River not far from the cave, or else on the flat ground direc... More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=3133271

Captivity Narratives

Captivity Narratives
Author: James Seaver
Publisher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2015-06-14
Genre:
ISBN: 9781514350522


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Captivity Narratives - Six True Stories of Indian Captivity - American Indian Slaves & Captives. Captivity narratives are stories of people captured by enemies whom they generally consider "uncivilized." Traditionally, historians have made limited use of certain captivity narratives. They have regarded the genre with suspicion because of its ideological underpinnings. As a result of new scholarly approaches, historians with a more certain grasp of Native American cultures are distinguishing between plausible statements of fact and value-laden judgements in order to study the narratives as rare sources from "inside" Native societies. Contemporary historians such as Linda Colley and anthropologists such as Pauline Turner Strong have also found the narratives useful in analyzing how the colonists constructed the "other," as well as what the narratives reveal about the settlers' sense of themselves and their culture, and the experience of crossing the line to another. Colley has studied the long history of English captivity in other cultures, both the Barbary pirate captives who preceded those in North America, and British captives in cultures such as India, after the North American experience. Accounts of captivity narratives based in North America were published from the 18th through the 19th centuries, but they were part of a well-established genre in English literature. There had already been English accounts of captivity by Barbary pirates, or in the Middle East, which established some of the major elements of the form. Following the American experience, additional accounts were written after British people were captured during exploration and settlement in India and East Asia. INCLUDES: A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison, Who was taken by the Indians, in the year 1755, when only about twelve years of age, and has continued to reside amongst them to the present time. By James E. Seaver. Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson By Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. Captives Among the Indians, First-hand Narratives of Indian Wars, Customs, Tortures, and Habits of Life in Colonial Times Edited by Horace Kephart Col. James Smith's Life among the Delawares, 1755-1759. The Narrative of Francesco Giuseppe Bressani, S.J., relating his captivity among the Iroquois, In 1644. Capture and Escape of Mercy Harbison, 1792. The Indian Captive: A Narrative of the Adventures and Sufferings of Matthew Brayton - In His Thirty-Four Years of Captivity among the Indians of North-Western America

The Indian Captivity Narrative

The Indian Captivity Narrative
Author: Richard VanDerBeets
Publisher:
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1984
Genre: History
ISBN:


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The Indian Captivity Narrative

The Indian Captivity Narrative
Author: Frances Roe Kestler
Publisher: Scholarly Title
Total Pages: 632
Release: 1990
Genre: Captivity narratives
ISBN:


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Presents the narratives by women who were captured by Indians--from 17th-century New England to late 19th-century Colorado. In her introduction, the editor defines the genre and presents the rationale for her choices in the book. The next four chapters contain complete narratives (such as M.W. Rowlandson's during King Philip's War) and excerpts from narratives about captivity in many different Indian societies of North America. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Captivity Narrative

The Captivity Narrative
Author: Benjamin Mark Allen
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2011-11-15
Genre: History
ISBN: 1443835617


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The Captivity Narrative offers a collection of scholarly treatises that assess the phenomenon of captivity and the nuanced methods captives have used to express their psychological duress and the manner in which they coped with bondage and its aftermath. The essays reflect a multidisciplinary interest in the subject by offering historical, literary, and philosophical analyses. Topics include 17th-century captivity in Spanish Texas and Puritan New England, 19th-century slavery, Indian captivity in works of fiction, and the poetry, literature, and narratives of prisoners in the United States and England from the 19th to 21st century. The studies originated in a conference hosted in San Antonio, Texas (2011) by the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association. Contributors include Anne Babson, Jennifer Oakes Curtis, Lanta Davis, Steven Gambrel, Anne Matthews, Alan Smith and Elisabeth Ziemba.

Captive Selves, Captivating Others

Captive Selves, Captivating Others
Author: Pauline Turner Strong
Publisher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-02-19
Genre: History
ISBN: 0429970404


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This book considers two key typifications within the Anglo-American captivity tradition: the Captive Self and the Captivating Other. It analyzes a hegemonic tradition of representation and illuminates the processes through which typifications are constructed, made authoritative, and transformed.

Liberty's Captives

Liberty's Captives
Author: Daniel E. Williams
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0820328006


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An astonishing variety of captivity narratives emerged in the fifty years following the American Revolution; however, discussions about them have usually focused on accounts of Native American captivities. To most readers, then, captivity narratives are synonymous with "godless savages," the vast frontier, and the trials of kidnapped settlers. This anthology, the first to bring together various types of captivity narratives in a comparative way, broadens our view of the form as it shows how the captivity narrative, in the nation-building years from 1770 to 1820, helped to shape national debates about American liberty and self-determination. Included here are accounts by Indian captives, but also prisoners of war, slaves, victims of pirates and Barbary corsairs, impressed sailors, and shipwreck survivors. The volume's seventeen selections have been culled from hundreds of such texts, edited according to scholarly standards, and reproduced with the highest possible degree of fidelity to the originals. Some selections are fictional or borrow heavily from other, true narratives; all are sensational. Immensely popular with American readers, they were also a lucrative commodity that helped to catalyze the explosion of print culture in the early Republic. As Americans began to personalize the rhetoric of their recent revolution, captivity narratives textually enacted graphic scenes of defiance toward deprivation, confinement, and coercion. At a critical point in American history they helped make the ideals of nationhood real to common citizens.