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Liberty's captives : narratives of confinement in the print culture of the early republic : the Jefferson City Editorial Project

Author: Daniel E Williams; Christina Riley Brown
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A variety of captivity narratives emerged in the fifty years following the American Revolution. This book brings together various types of captivity narratives, and shows how the captivity narrative,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel E Williams; Christina Riley Brown
ISBN: 0820328006 0820328014 9780820328003 9780820328010
OCLC Number: 62090729
Description: xi, 322 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A narrative of the capture and treatment of John Dodge, by the English at Detroit (1779) --
A surprising account, of the captivity and escape of Philip M'Donald, and Alexander M'Leod, of Virginia, from the Chickkemogga indians (1786) --
A very surprising narrative of a young woman, who was discovered in a rocky cave (1787) --
Narrative of the remarkable occurrences, in the life of John Blatchford of Cape-Ann (1788) --
A narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Mr. Ebenezer Fletcher, of Newipswich, who was --
taken prisoner by the British (1798) --
A narrative of the life and adventures of Venture, a native of Africa : but a resident above sixty years in the United States of America (1798) --
History of the captivity and sufferings of Mrs. Maria Martin, who was six years a slave in Algiers (1806) --
The trial of Amos Broad and his wife --
for assaulting and beating Betty, a slave, and her little female child Sarah (1809) --
The narrative of John Thomson, one of the persons intended to be massacred (1812) --
Seventeen years' history, of the life and sufferings of James M'Lean, an impressed American citizen and seaman (1814) --
A narrative of the captivity and sufferings of John Turner --
among the Ladrones (1814) --
The life and adventures of Joshua Penny --
who was impressed into the British service (1815) --
An affecting account of the tragical death of Major Swan, and of the captivity of Mrs. Swan and infant child, by the savages (1815) --
A concise narrative of the barbarous treatment experienced by American prisoners in England and the West-Indies (1816) --
An affecting narrative of the captivity and sufferings of Thomas Nicholson --
who was six years a prisoner among the Algerines (1816) --
A journal of the shipwreck and sufferings of Daniel Foss (1816) --
Narrative of the tragical death of Mr. Darius Barber, and his seven children, who were inhumanly butchered by the Indians (1818).
Responsibility: editor, Daniel E. Williams ; associate editors, Christina Riley Brown [and others] ; consulting editor, Boyd Childress ; technical consultant, Austin Lingerfelt.
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In Liberty's Captives Williams recovers a cache of treasure too long buried in popular print culture. Here we find the full text of prisoner-of-war narratives from the nation's first two wars, as Read more...

 
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