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Allegories of encounter : colonial literacy and Indian captivities

Author: Andrew Newman
Publisher: Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Presenting an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to colonial America's best-known literary genre, Andrew Newman analyzes depictions of reading, writing, and recollecting texts in Indian captivity narratives. While histories of literacy and colonialism have emphasized the experiences of Native Americans, as students in missionary schools or as parties to treacherous treaties, captivity narratives reveal what  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Newman
ISBN: 9781469643458 1469643456 9781469647647 1469647648
OCLC Number: 1043049882
Description: vi, 222 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter one : Rowlandson's captivity, interpreted by God --
Chapter two : Psalm 137 as a site of encounter --
Chapter three : Captive literacies in the eastern woodlands --
Chapter four : Fulfilling the name --
Chapter five : Silent books, talking leaves --
Chapter six : "A singular gift from a savage".
Responsibility: Andrew Newman.

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Presenting an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to colonial America's best-known literary genre, Andrew Newman analyses depictions of reading, writing, and recollecting texts in Indian captivity  Read more...

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