Genre of Focus: Early American Captivity Narratives Selected Authors: Mary Rowlandson and Mary Jemison Mary Rowlandson ~ 1637-1711 Mary Jemison ~ 1743-1833



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THE Captivity Narrative:

Personal messages of suffering, courage, and healing

Genre of Focus: Early American Captivity Narratives

Selected Authors: Mary Rowlandson and Mary Jemison
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Mary Rowlandson ~ 1637-1711 Mary Jemison ~ 1743-1833

~~ Annotated Bibliography ~~
Rowlandson, Mary. "Introduction and Twentieth Remove." Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson. N. pag. Project Gutenberg, 3 Nov. 2009. Web. 4 Dec. 2010.

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In the Introduction of 'A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, she relates the story of the attack on Lancaster, the Massachusetts town in which she lived, and of the capture of her family by…

 

In the Twentieth Remove of 'A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, she relates the story of her restoration... She also explains the effects of her spiritual journey and Faith in God throughout her journey into and through captivity.


Seaver, James E., and Mary Jemison. "Chapters 2 and 16." A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary

Jemison by James E. Seaver. 10th ed. N. pag. Project Gutenberg, 19 Feb. 2003. Web. 4 Dec. 2010. .
In Chapter Two of 'A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison,' she relates the story of the Capture of her family by Shawnee Indians in the year 1758, when she was fifteen years old. (Other sources indicate that the capture took place in the year 1755.)
In Chapter Sixteen of 'A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison,' she reflects on her life, and tells of settling down with…

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1682 and 1773 Versions of Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative
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From Owen Sound’s Black History:

Well Known Songs of Slavery
List of Other Captivity Narratives from the 17th through 19th Centuries:
Poetry:

'Captivity' by Louise Erdrich
~~ Web Links of Interest ~~

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From the Website of the late Donna M. Campbell~

Associate Professor of English at Washington State University:

Biographical Information on Mary Rowlandson

Information on Early American Captivity Narratives

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Wikipedia Information: Mary Jemison

Wikipedia Information: Mary Rowlandson

Wikipedia Information: Slave Narratives

Wikipedia Information: Captivity Narratives

Sources
Covers of Mary Rowlandson’s Captivity Narrative

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Mary Rowlandson Image from Title Page

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Mary Jemison Image from Title Page

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