The Unredeemed Captive: A Family Story from Early America

The Unredeemed Captive

A Family Story from Early America

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ISBN10: 0679759611 ISBN13: 9780679759614 Publisher: Vintage Books Published: Apr 1 1995 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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Nominated for the National Book Award and winner of the Francis Parkman Prize.

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavoured to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704, a French and Indian war party descended on the village of Deerfield, abducting a Puritan minister and his children. Although John Williams was eventually released, his daughter horrified the family by staying with her captors and marrying a Mohawk husband.

Out of this incident, The Bancroft Prize-winning historian John Devos has constructed a gripping narrative that opens a window into North America where English, French, and Native Americans faced one another across gilfs of culture and belief, and sometimes crossed over.
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