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Buried in shades of night : contested voices, Indian captivity, and the legacy of King Philip's war

Author: Billy J Stratton
Publisher: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Billy J. Stratton's critical examination of Mary Rowlandson's 1682 publication, The Soveraignty and Goodness of God, reconsiders the role of the captivity narrative in American literary history and national identity. With pivotal new research into Puritan minister Increase Mather's influence on the narrative, Stratton calls for a reconsideration of past scholarly work on the genre"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Mary White Rowlandson; Mary White Rowlandson; Mary White Rowlandson; Mary White Rowlandson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy J Stratton
ISBN: 9780816530281 0816530289 9780816531387 0816531382
OCLC Number: 839394439
Description: xvi, 203 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Like a company of sheep torn by wolves" : transatlantic influences on the development of the Indian captivity narrative --
Exile, deterritorialization, and intertextuality : the cartographic impulse of Puritan historiography --
"And I only am escaped to tell the news" : witnessing history in the true narrative of Mary Rowlandson's captivity --
Fractured histories, captive subjects : the masque of textual effacement --
Representing the native in the twenty-first century : "a strange fish" still?
Responsibility: Billy J. Stratton ; foreword by Frances Washburn ; afterword by George E. Tinker.

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"Billy J. Stratton's critical examination of Mary Rowlandson's 1682 publication, The Soveraignty and Goodness of God, reconsiders the role of the captivity narrative in American literary history and national identity. With pivotal new research into Puritan minister Increase Mather's influence on the narrative, Stratton calls for a reconsideration of past scholarly work on the genre"--Provided by publisher.

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In his book "Buried in Shades of Night", Stratton manages to offer new insights into a well-ploughed field of research by arguing that the famous Indian captivity narrative "The Sovereignty and Goodness...
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